I answered an ad on this site and within about 5 seconds there was a person calling me on the phone wanting to send someone out to do an assessment of my mother and home. This rattled me as I am just beginning to look and see what my options are for help within the home. When you are looking at $18 to $20 an hour it makes me sick and wonder how can I afford this? Has anyone ever hired someone from a church or a student? Mom really just needs a companion or baby sitter person who can watch her while I run errands or run to the doctor. She is able to take care of her own personal needs like the bathroom and making herself a drink. It would be nice if the person would talk to her and visit but I do not know where to begin. What do I look for and look out for? Did you have to lock up everything of value and all paperwork in file cabinets?
My sister will be taking care of Mom for three weeks while I go on vacation and she says she needs help as she cannot do this alone....yet I do it every single day alone, but in her eyes that is different...yeah its me not her!
If this does not work and relieve some of my everyday stress I am going to have to look for alternatives. Does anyone know what Adult Day Care costs run?
I guess I need a Nanny for Mom or a Friend.