Since my health has decline in the past year to help with my showers general hygiene. I have been getting more and more unable to wash my hair and do regurlar hygiene and run errands because of my eyesight and my arthritis and neuropthy in my feet and knees and back just about disabliate me from doing anything for myself i was just wondering if it was possible to get an assisant of some sort to help with these everyday things

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This might seem unrelated, but there is a thread about respite care going on:

Although it sounds unrelated, it has lots of tips for how to get people for home health care and also to get the cost defrayed, if you would need that.
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Yes, I think from what you are talking about you would definitely benefit from the assistance of a non-medical caregiver.

I recommend using an agency to find a caregiver because sometimes going through individuals can pose some difficulties. ie: cancelling at the last minute and no one to cover, not sure of the caregiver's background, etc.

I would call and interview several agencies. Ask them:
1. Are your caregivers screened?
2. What training do your caregivers have? How much experience?
3. How do you select your caregivers? Where do you find caregivers?
4. What if I am not satisfied with the caregiver you send me?
5. Do you send the same caregiver or rotate caregivers?
6. What are your charges?
7. What is your policy should I have a complaint?
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District Three Senior Services in Marion, VA can help you.
4453 Lee Highway
Marion, VA 24354
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