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I would very much like to find a referral to in-home aides that may help with personal hygiene issues 2 or 3 times a day for just 30 to 45 minutes at a time. Is that possible? I can only find agencies offering help only for large blocks of time which is not needed and becomes very expensive.


Also I need the aide who comes to be fluent in English. So often I get aides with whom I can not communicate. This ends up being far worse than not having anyone there at all.


Suggestions welcome.

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Reply to Btisjeff
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That's a tall order. Unless someone lives very close by, the travel back and forth three times a day may be a big deterrent. It's possible if you pay enough to make it worthwhile.
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Reply to NYDaughterInLaw
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Let us see if we cannot figure out a way so you can have the best of both worlds.

1) Hire a caregiver in blocks of time, and understand that you do not have to pay for commute time, car expenses.
2) Hire a caregiver for the whole day, but send them out on errands for the hours you are not using them.
3) Have a caregiver come and stay for only 1/2 hour, but pay them for an entire shift.
4) Hire a caregiver to stay for 1/2 hour, then send the caregiver for english lessons the rest of the shift.
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Reply to Sendhelp
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If you don’t want to go through an agency, you can try placing an ad on Craigslist or care.com. I see ads on Craigslist regularly.
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