Hi everyone. Haven't been on here in awhile. Some changes in situation. Dad had a car accident. Minor injuries to both parties. Lost license and vehicle. So driving is over. He has 2 care givers, had. I just let one go. One lives on his property in a mobile home with her husband. She has been caring for dad since last Sept. (accident happened 8/16) . So, I'm looking to hire another caregiver and she is telling me that dad is more calm with just her. She is doing T,Th and Fri and every other Sat/Sun. (I do the other Sat/Sun). So she wants to add M/W breakfast/dinner to her schedule and have me not hire another caregiver. She seems to genuinely care for dad. He likes her a lot. She hasn't done anything that has been questionable which I can't say for the other caregivers I have had.
So, I guess I'm considering letting her have the extra days but at the same time I'm skeptical of motives. I asked her wouldn't it be better to have someone in place in the event dad needs more care and she said that she didn't think he was going to last that long. (He had a mild stroke a month ago).
What do you think. Do the elderly get more anxious with different people coming? Dad has said to me several times "I wish you didn't have all these people coming here." (I have only had 2 other care givers so there really haven't been a lot). Your comments are appreciated.