What is the going hourly rate for private home caregivers? Are there tips I need to watch out for when hiring someone privately?
My Grandad is 92 and has prostate and bone cancer. Despite his age and dx he gets around well on his own for the most part... But there seems to be a cycle where he does well for 1 or 2 months and then gets sick and needs me to stay home with him. He usually does not become well enough to be on his own and is admitted to the hospital. I have been naive thinking that I could care for him by myself. I am also jaded by the bad experiences we've had with the caregivers we've had both from agencies and private. I'm feeling desperate, but I don't want to offer too much money, especially to a caregiver who does not have a lot of experience. Of course, too little money would be wrong, too. I want to do the right things in hiring a caregiver. Any suggestions?