My dad can no longer be left alone safely but is ok with light supervision. I have a 10-day business trip coming up and am planning to hire an assistant through a local agency to stay with him. (Fortunately, we're staying in a beach condo, so it'll be a nice place for him to spend time.) I've never hired an assistant before, and I'm nervous at the prospect of leaving my dad with someone I don't know at all. I expect him to be resistant since he's unaware he needs help, and he doesn't communicate clearly because his language skills have been severely affected. I'll be away all of the first day, then around for the next two days, out for the afternoon of the 4th day, and then out all day for the next 3 days, but I'll be able to drop by and be sure all is ok even on the days when I'm busy.
Any tips on how to hire and supervise, so I can be sure he's safe and well cared for? Thanks!