Has anyone tried using in-home caregivers instead of placing their parent in a facility?
I have been caring for my Mom in her home for the last 3 years. I can see that she will need more attention in the near future. Long-term care facilities really to not meet her needs...and even the best institutions do not offer customized care (even though they are charging "customized" prices.) I feel that if we hired our own caregivers we would have more control over and be able to monitor the quality of care. I know it would be expensive, but I figure that the average nursing home in our area costs $8000./mo. Seems like that would buy a lot more "personalized" care.
So I am wondering if anyone has tried using solely in-home care either in your parent's home or your own home. What are the pros and cons?