What can I do as a live in caregiver with the gentleman's son giving me a verbal 30 day notice to move?

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The gentleman went to the hospital. He will not be returning home.

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1)  Ask the man's son to put the notice in writing.
2)  Ask for a written letter of reference.
3) Thank the family for choosing you to care for their father.
4)  Ask if they will need help packing up the house, or will require a housesitter.

Look for another position as live-in caregiver with a contract that will give you enough time to move out. Add a clause, if possible, that you may be able to rent a room in the residence for additional months once the job ends.

You can always ask who's in charge (the son?) if you can pay rent on the room for an extended time now. Do you think it may be negotiable?

If not, bite the bullet and move on. Good luck.


P.S.  Geewiz, now I see you had covered the same advice.  Gee, I should have read it all before...at least we agree!
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File for unemployment.
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Stayci, this seems fair to me and better than the industry practices. When my friend passed away, the aide left that night. She was offered the opportunity to stay for a few days but clearly not for a month. And (at my urging) she was given some separation pay, but less than a months worth. Ask the family for a written letter of reference. Ask if you might help with the clean out. Ask them to pass along your name to others that may need caregiving serivces. Live in caregivers in my area usually have another home where they can stay on days off or a sharing arrangement.
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It is a sad reality that contracts like yours do end. At the very least you are owed written notice and a reasonable amount of time to find another home, how much time depends on where you are and how long you have been living there.
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Are you related to the man or did you come in as a caregiver? I know that you may be depending on the home until you find another job, but I understand why they might need you to move out. Do they want to put the house on market to help pay for the father's care? If at all possible, I would try to find other work and abide by the son's wishes unless there is a distinct reason not to.
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