Hello Caregivers, I have found an amazing website called elderhelpers. I found a volunteer through this website. She comes over once a week for 4 to 5 hours. She cleans, cooks, reads to my parents, and is just an all around super gal. She told me the other day that she would be happy to come more often. Now, I know you're probably thinking that you would not be able to trust someone like this. Well...the company says that they do background checks and I talked to her over the phone first, then I interviewed her in person in a public place, & I was there the first couple time she was with my parents. She has now been with us for a few months and we adore her. There are some people out there that just want to volunteer & help older people and she is one of them. I've already called another gal on the website who is a nursing student who wants to volunteer with the elderly. She said she would grocery shop or do anything that I needed. This is free folks! Except for the fee. I think it is about $300 a year, but again well worth it. Hope this helps someone out there! Of course you have to be smart about it, but if you hit on a good volunteer it is wonderful!!