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I was excited to see that there was a program for caregivers ( respite care) but I have seen the application and they have a lot of questions about whether you are able to look after the person, what you would do in an emergency, etc. Not sure what this has to do about just getting a break now and then - does anyone know about this?

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This is a different Project Care apparently. The one I was contacting is run through Division of Aging and it is mainly to help take some pressure off of the caregiver. They provide respite care and also say that they give you a counselor to help with decisions and questions. I think I will try it though my parents are always wary of government run programs.
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Are you sure you didn't get hold of the form to apply to BE a respite caregiver? Those questions sound irrelevant for someone seeking care.
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I go see hubby in the Assisted Living home EVERY SINGLE DAY. I pack a picnic for us. Their food is tiny portions and leaves a lot to be desired. I spend 4 or more hours with him. Everyone says, "You have to take care of yourself, too" Do something fun for yourself for a change. Some say, JUST SKIP A DAY HERE AND THERE!! He cries for me, calls my name at night. How can I just not go see him if no one goes in my place? I'm handicapped and don't drive. Here's what I'd like to hear. " Stay home tomorrow. We'll go see him, take him for a ride, out to lunch and/or a walk around the neighborhood in his wheelchair. You go shopping ( I'd need someone to take me) or to play Bingo or just rest up. Your getting run down we noticed." Please don't bring him plants I have to take care of, candy I have to ration. Fresh fruit would be nice or cut up veggies and dip. I try to have something like that for our daily " picnic ". Gift certificates for carry out and delivery. Running a few errands for us would be nice. Everyone says to let them know what they can do to help. Well, there you are. Anyone got more to add? I asked for some help and was told,Maybe you should go into assisted living, too. " So I'm afraid to ask again. I didn't ask very often and always tried to pay our way. That made me feel terrible!
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The questionnaire has some odd questions. Is this program charging a fee? If so, is it reasonable? A one-time entry fee for you should take care of the "bonding and licensing fee" the agency would have to do for care aides. I agree with "Katiekate" that these folks have no real understanding of what we are going through to just get a break. Will follow on this one to see what some other inputs are and will try to check the website info. This is becoming ridiculous to have to beg for assistance like this. Most parents don't have this hassle with finding a sitter for a child.
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I'm needing someone for emergency care mainly, though being able to go for a night on the town would be great too... sigh.
I understand them asking about finances, but don't understand them asking the caregiver how much education they have! Also want to know about the caregiver's health and whether their town has charities that help ( that made me laugh!)
Don't have much money to spare about hiring someone at $20 an hour. Hoping that someone on here would have used this service.
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From what I could find on the web...it seems they are trying to figure out just how strapped for help you really are.

If you have help in an emergency, then that help could be avaible for respite care....therefore you do not need this extra help.

I wonder...do the project administrators think it a good idea to wait till the need rises to the level of emergency?

It is obvious to me this is being administered by people who have no actual knowledge about the need for the service.
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LivingSouth, I am pushing this post to the front of the forum. Hopefully someone will answer who is familiar with Project Care :)
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