I have been on the waiting list for services. A woman from the agency called today and I am grateful that she has said I will most likely be approved to receive help with bathing mom, respite care of 8 hours a month for me to schedule my doctor appointments, a break from mom, etc. She also asked if I needed an attorney for handling any legal issues such as POA, wills, etc. and COA may for part of the fees. Anyone have any feedback for me? Thanks for help.
Mom is getting very slow now - we have hired Visiting Angels to come in. this woman comes in on Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11-2 for cooking lunch and getting dinner in the frig for mom to warm up in her microwave on the table.
mom uses a walker so carrying anything is most difficult.
before Bristol Elders, the last woman we had stole from her so mom is highly suspicious, understandably so.
it seems to be working well,
Tell her at least she doesn't have to pay and to be grateful it's not 24/7.
Was just wondering how others viewed their services. Mom knows about it. We were interviewed years ago. So sad that the wait time is so long. Over here we were told that you stay on list until someone moves or dies. Guess there isn’t enough funding to supply everyone in need.
Hope the respite care works out for me. It’s not a lot but more than I have now, so I am grateful.
Just hope my mom won’t complain about it.
My mom’s mom died when she was 85. I don’t remember her relying on my mom for much. She was extremely independent. My mom did not go through this with her mom so maybe that is why she doesn’t have a clear picture of how it is.
Thanks. Mom has Medicare. She did mention meals on wheels. I cook so I told her that we did not need the meals. The 8 hours a month respite is a help. Will appreciate help with bathing too.
Been at this full time since 2005. I am tired!