How do I go about getting someone to come in for a couple hrs a week so I can get out to take care of whatever. Mom has dementia and I'm the only one out or 7 siblings that takes care of her 24/7. Getting too much for me not putting her in a home, just wanted to know how and who pays for someone to come in and why I'm not getting paid, my oldest sister gets her SS co..???
Who else is in your family? Husband, children? Do you work? If so, why not? I hope you didn't retire early to take care of your mother.
Out of 7 siblings, you shouldn't be the only one to do the hands-on caregiving (you did say, though, that a younger sister helps out a bit). Why did you agree to this situation?
Most times there is a wait list so call as soon as possible. The service is free.
Or you can call an organization and pay per hour. Visiting Angels, Home Instead, etc. Google caregivers in your area. Usually $20 to $25 an hour. Four hour shifts are the norm.
I have been there. I know it’s hard. Hugs.