I was just told the lady I've cared for yrs will relocate to a nursing home in less than 2 weeks! Any advice?

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I make $20/hr and will lose my home! Help! I just don't know what to do--I'm great at my job, but honestly, will lose my home if I cannot keep up with my rent payments. I know Agencies hire immediately, but at $10/hr--and I just don't know what to do. I'm panicked!

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Check out sittercity. They are in most large cities. We hired 2 perfectly wonderful folks through them to help when my Mother was living with us.
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This is an occupational hazard in the healthcare field. You have great experience and should be able to find a new assignment quickly, if you can get your name out in the right places.

Do you have a small local newspaper or website where you could list your services?
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You might also try to network with a nursing home or assisted living facility. I know some families pay for a visitor to come and visit with their loved one several times per week. With a few clients, you might be able to make ends meet.
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Also, as a temporary measure, there may be someone who needs a live- in helper.
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PHerbert, you are a prime example why everyone needs to save money for those rainy days [when out of work, etc].

Hopefully you will find something real soon. If not, could you roommate with someone and pay that person half of their rent? Or bring in a roommate if you have a spare bedroom?
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Correction to above post. I wasn't looking for healthcare, but just a person to sit with someone at home, help them to the bathroom, prepare lunch, etc. not a nursing care.
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In most communities in NC, finding a good person to stay with an elderly person is very challenging. I would think that you would be highly sought after, since you have such a good history with one patient.

Once when I was looking for someone for home healthcare, I called the local Senior Center. They had a list of private referrals that was about 5 pages long. I called almost every person and discovered that most all of them were too booked up to assist me. It seems they are in high demand. I wish you the best with your search for a new client.
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For the time being, making $10/hr is better than making nothing. Hire on with an agency while you look for another client (but don't solicit agency clients).

I'm a home healthcare nurse and our jobs in home healthcare are not ever secure. People die, people go into nursing homes....it happens. Last winter I had an elderly client who died overnight. I got the call when I was about 20 minutes from his house. Just like that those hours and that money was gone. It's the nature of our business and it is very stressful.
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