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I can't afford $20 an hour, because they require about 20 hours a week. In all my searches, I've ended up with care coming out (while I'm at work) probably not the best scenario...and an appointment with a free lawyer consultation to see how to liquidate our assets. Alone, he makes about $23,000.00. with me, we make about $73,000.00 and I have a few assets in life insurance and retirement accounts. I don't want to use all we have to help his situation at the expense of hurting my own. I will not have the support he has as I age. I'm 17 years younger than him and we've been married 36 years. I'm frustrated and depressed as a caregiver...not really my forte. I'm tired as I work full time as a teacher, and am his main lifeline. So my concern is...am I even on the right path for finding help for him?

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The shower probably shouldn't take three hours. Some posters have said that there are difficulties with podiatry, but with luck the nail trimming will be an option - just not every week. It might be a good idea to think through a 'job description' that would take up the rest of the minimum call-out time. It could be a lot easier than trying to 'add-on' extra functions when you realise that there is a lot of spare time.
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Thanks, I will.
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Keep looking around for different agencies. The one I use (central NY) has a minimum 3 hour visit, and I am only using them once a week. They would charge $25 /hour for an aid qualified to bathe etc.
Also you might find an independent service that would have lower hourly minimums. Try care.com.
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