My mother has moderate dementia, and we have had the same caregiver from a local agency for nine months. The home aide told me that she will be giving her 4 week notice next week (leaving the area). I have not told my mother yet, because it only adds to her anxiety levels.
My thought was when the agency contacts me for a replacement, to ask if I could have the new person come and share an hour so the current home aide can give pointers to the new aide as part of the transition. Obviously I would have to pay for both, but it might make the transition easier for my mother. Change in routine is very hard for her now, and I would like to make this as smooth as possible.