I have been the caregiver for my client for 12 years. I work 9 hours a day, 5 days a week and other caregivers are there for the other 2.
My client lives with her son and daughter in law who pay the agency for care. The son travels for work and the daughter in law has been working from the house since April.
The last few months have been rough financially for me. When Covid started, the daughter in law gave me sanitizer, toilet paper, wipes and supplies. She said if I needed anything, just ask. I ran out of wipes and took a container and some toilet paper and now she is upset and wants me fired and out of her house. We had a meeting and she said its not about the things, it is principle. I have apologized and repayed her money for the items I took, thinking it was ok to just tell her and repay her. My client was upset.
The daughter in law is now very, very upset and wants my client out of her house because shifts are missed by other caregivers and me. She went to a lawyer who told her to serve her with eviction paper, a 30 day cancellation of the contract and not to do anything for her. She has taken this to heart. She left her alone 4 days with no care, nothing to eat and no one to change her undergarments. When I confronted her today she said she pays an agency to staff the home.
My client will be forced into a nursing home and my client does not want to go. My boss said to stay out of it because it is family dynamics not abuse. How can I protect my client because the agency wont?