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What are the steps to become a caregiver in my own home?

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Before I took my mother on, I worked in, in home health-care. It is true, there isn't much money in it... and you can't always leave just because their designated hour or three has ended. Things come up...ect.
The most disturbing thing for me in that line of work, was how shocked my clients were that I actually worked and cared about them.
It seems many of those that came before me would make some excuse about shopping that needed doing, and didn't return until their time was up.

Some of my clients were not considered mentally competent in some ways. But truth be told, the managers of the agencies were a lot more questionable than my patients.

On the receiving end of things, we managed to get a lovely physical therapist for my mom a few months ago. The agency was absolutely running her ragged. Now that I finally have a Dr. order to get her back, i am worried she is no longer there.

The whole area of caregiving is full of corruption. But I suppose that makes it no big exception to any other business.
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NUTS!!!

I left a hospital to work for a private home healthcare agency. There's no money in it, the hours are ridiculous, and the patients are crazy.
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Stay in the ER , you'll make more money!!
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Blimey!
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I wanted to do it as a business. I work at a famous hospital in the emergency room, so I figured I could handle it. Like you say I must be NUTS.
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Ummm, if you are removing one of your parents from a sub-standard nursing home, who is begging you to please take them home with you, in my experience... the steps are;
1. Is this your bag?
2. Under POA sign him her out.
3. Retrieve their medications.
4. Get them to your house, tuck them in and dote.

If you are talking about doing this for money, then I have no idea.
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PS - Nuts is right : |)

Andymos - caregiver to whom, needing what sort of care, and what is your home like? (And what are the alternatives?!)
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First you have a long chat with the discharge planner for mom/dad and see if you have the skills required and if your home is safe enough for them.
If you are talking about taking in non-relatives, you are NUTS.
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