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I would contact your mothers health insurance. Many companies have senior care volunteers or can direct you to respite care/health care agencies that provide these services. Good luck
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If you're in West Michigan, Carol Health can do drop in RN visits. For $35 they stop by for a half-hour, do a health assessment, and update you on your parent's health. It's not ideal for hours of care, but it's great if you want to make sure everything is healthy.
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Don't know where you live. In No Cal, there is Council on Aging. They have people that will work as caregivers. We have two people come two hours a morning to get our 92 yr old mom bathed, dressed and fed. They do not charge as much as the agencies. So look around.
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If you go to independent living facilities, just for info gathering, you may find brochures for companions or you can ask the marketer. Those places have been vetted. Take the name and number then call them. You may have to put up with a few follow up phone calls. Just think...you are also being proactive in staying a step ahead of what the next level of care might look like
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Also check community services, in my area there are volunteers that can come and sit/interact with LO. I did this and they could have me stay 4 hours. I could feed meals that were prepared, get water and entertain. I could not do any CNA type duties, change patient, administer meds things like that.

Just a thought, oh, I went to the same guy every time, so we became friends. It was very sad when he passed.
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Start with your local area agency on aging - ask for options for companions. When my step mom needed to do errands early in my dad's stroke / dementia journey and she was worried about him being alone - she got financial assistance from the county - and was about to pay for four hours a week for $9 per hour. There were two people - one an elderly lady who would watch dad's TV movies with him and another was a middle aged guy who would play cards with my dad. Dad ended up really enjoying their company. The would serve dad a meal if my step mom prepped it and kept him company. They don't do med management etc (not trained/qualified) for it. Also check with your church. For several years before i had my son i was a companion several hours a week to an old gentleman who liked me reading to him and playing board games.
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There are many home care companies. Google elderly home care in your area. Warning do not hire someone under the table without consulting elder law attorney about whether you would then be considered an employer and all the legal ramifications of that.
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Like OldSailor said, there are companions whose job basically entails making sure the elderly person is ok while left alone. A companion can fix a lunch or dinner, sit and chat with your loved one, play cards, whatever your loved one needs while left alone.

Home heath care aide is someone who cares for your loved one's health needs to a certain degree. Preparing meals is one thing, wound care, medication reminders, helping your loved one to and from the bathroom, on and off the toilet if necessary, hygiene, etc.

While i worked in hospice, the company I worked for charged $23/hour with a 2-hour minimum. We didn't accept Medicare, it was all private pay.
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Around here it is called a "companion". And in some areas it is available. It may be limited to what level of care or companionship is needed.
Just FYI, I have to pay $18.00/per hour with a four hour minimum. If you decide to use this service be sure to check what level of service is included or may be performed.
Would adult daycare be an acceptable alternative for you? If so, look at both to make your decision.
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