After stints in a hospital and SNF, my mom is back home under my care. The issues: she has suffered from 4 UTIs these last two months which sent her back and forth between hospitals and rehab, she's lost the ability (or perhaps desire) to walk, I believe dementia has accelerated (confused language, keeps her eyes closed, is very rigid, repeats the same movements), and to top it all off, the last rehab center never gave her her thyroid medication (!!!)
I decided to bring her home to monitor her care. I hired 24-hour home care and was able to secure PT and nursing visits via government agencies for the foreseeable future (not long). My goal is to get her stable (maybe walking again?) and into a SAFE, CLEAN, CARING ALF.
I live in New York. She lives in Florida. There's no one else down here who can take care of her, watch over her, visit, etc. My plan is to get her up to New York, closer to me... so, thought that maybe I could find a short-term, live-in nurse (for the next 3 months?), while I head back to NYC and start planning for her relocation.
Does anyone know how to find a trustworthy caregiver for the short term? I'd honestly rather go direct to a nurse or CNA to hire, because I know larger contract companies will switch the nurse every couple of days.
Is there a program of "traveling nurses" or caregivers where I can list a wanted ad? Just thinking out loud...