For some reason unknown to me, Mother has hated most of the caregivers I have found to work Friday and Saturday nights and Saturday and Sunday mornings and every time they make a mistake, she gets mean and uncooperative with them and bugs me to get rid of them. The care giver she likes best talked to her and now she doesn't want any on Friday or Saturday. We lost my dad last year and my mom is denying he's dead--thinking he's left her for a singing career. She's 80 years old.
I'm willing to stay with her on Saturday and Sunday during the day but not at night as I need my rest. So far she hasn't had any medical emergencies and she has a Phillips Lifeline monitoring system. But I'm scared that she may fall and that I will need to restore the caregivers, possibly causing problems down the road.
My question is: Do I have to fire caregivers if my mom demands that I do? Also, what are some strategies for finding the type of caregivers like those my mom likes best?