Neighbor paying (50 yr old) $20 an hour to come in on weekends for companion ++care (meds transfer-tube fed-bath-laundry). 100% improvement in attitude (& healthier) and her dad gained 10lbs. He used to be horribly nasty and inappropriate but now cordial and mostly kind (due to caregiver). To me this is priceless but she plans to replace the caregiver with a $9 an hr. 20 yr old?
She can afford to spend the money but resents dad for past parenting mistakes.
Anxiety way down- quality of life for all -way up for $20 an hour is a bargain! (IMO)
But she doesn't want to 'spoil' him b/c he is 'undeserving'.
What do y'all think?
I think she will regret change later.