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90 years old and obviously set in her ways. Would need live in but don't know where to start.

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Thank you Scrapcat7 for the information. Thats wonderful you found a adequate company to care for your mom. I looked the company up and seems to be a northern state company. I will contact them maybe they could make a recommendation on a company in Florida. I'll try...any good company is worth checking out. Thanks again.
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My mom is 91 and suffers from dementia. I have found Home Choice Companion Care was very adequate meeting Mom's needs. Her care giver has had experience with both dementia and Alzheimers. The agency screened the caregiver; pays workman's comp; is fully licensed and insured. The caregiver was thoroughly checked and vetted. I had a very positive experience with Michael Zerbato's Home Choice Companion Care and would VERY highly recommend them.
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My mom is 91 and suffers from dementia. I have found Home Choice Companion Care was very adequate meeting Mom's needs. Her care giver has had experience with both dementia and Alzheimers. The agency screened the caregiver; pays workman's comp; is fully licensed and insured. The caregiver was thoroughly checked and vetted. I had a very positive experience with Michael Zerbato's Home Choice Companion Care and would VERY highly recommend them.
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Great helpful information thank you.
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Sfichera, every now and then my Dad will need 24-hour care.... I always go to professional Agency who is licensed, bonded, insured, and has workman's comp for their Caregivers. They will work in 3 shifts per day. Yes, it is expensive, but at least I know the caregivers have been vetted.

By the way, this is something I just found out last year, if you hire someone that is not from a licensed Agency, you would need to place a "workman's comp" rider onto the homeowner's insurance just in case the worker gets hurt on the job and cannot work. Not too many independent contractors have their own workman's comp.
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I agree with Pamstegma that having a live-in caregiver is fraught with pitfalls. I can remember 50 years ago my mother hiring live-ins to care for my grandma. One stole, one just up and left without telling my mom and one stole and up and left. I know there are good, honest live-in caregivers out there but as Pam pointed out the labor laws make hiring one legally very complicated. Going through an agency can help navigate the legalities but this route is often off the chart expensive. I agree that AL might be a better way to go. There are good places out there. As you are doing - visit, compare, do your homework and you could find one that fits your loved ones needs nicely. Now - getting your loved one to accept this type of living arrangment- well, that could be a whole new issue. Best of luck to you.
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Thank you for your input....there sure is a lot of information on the web. Found an alzheimers care resource center and have made several visits to ALF's...lots of time and energy to find the right place or person. I have a spreadsheet that I've been building to compare visits and people. I know this is just the beginning but want to get myself organized before I get overwhelmed. I know things probably won't be perfect but want to get as close as possible. Thanks again for the support on this journey. Love this site and will definitely ask and post comments.
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New labor laws enacted under the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights can make this complicated. Live-ins must be paid hourly wage, plus overtime, have days off, vacation and 8 hour night relief person. And you have to keep payroll records, carry unemployment and disability insurance.
Assisted Living is a lot cheaper, if you can do that.
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There's lots of variables here depending on your exact situation, finances etc. you could start by checking the web for home health care services in your Area. Your profile says your in Florida. You'll have more than enough to sort through.

I've tried to get some in home help for my folks, found a great organization, had them meet the folks but no go. Stubborn oldsters who think everthing is fine. This is the tougher issue, getting a foot in the door. At least I have some good folks on deck to swoop in at the next crisis.
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