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Help with bathing, dressing and lite meal prep? My mother needs to have weekend breaks from my grandmother who has dementia. we need someone who can do overnight weekends.

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Thanks for all the information. My grandmother cant get respite or home health aides due to her assets. We currently have he being followed by a Southeastern Home Health Services so an RN comes every week to do wellness checks on her incase there is any decline. She cant get Medicaid so she cant get the daily HHA she needs, so we are having to look outside the agency and pay out of pocket. Weekends only really. Due to my Mother being there all week.
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There are not only aides and caregivers that can help with daily tasks like meal preparation, dressing, bathing, and so on, but there are trained professionals that can work one-on-one with dementia patients. Patients with Alzheimer’s require specialized care beyond those who are elderly without any disorders or disabilities.

LivHOME is an example of a company that not only offers in-home services for elderly, but also specialize in geriatric care including nursing, mental health, and social work. All of the dedicated workers are experienced and educated. They undergo appropriate training, drug testing, and background screening.You should search for something similar in your area. I would look for a caregiver that has specific experience working not only with the elderly, but also patients with dementia.
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Go through an reputable agency for help. It may cost a little more but it saves you from a lot of hassle. Employment taxes, extra insurance for your home if an accident happens, etc. Other options would be to check with your local Senior Center or a local church. Hope that helps.
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sorry typos! dang quality.....sorry
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You can use Craigslist but run a full background check/screening as with anyone else. There is a site Care as well where you can post what you need or look at resumes. The problem with the big agencies is they take approx 1/2 the money you pay and give the caretaker the other 1/2. So if you can find a good person private duty that has a clear background and experience you may be better off financially if that is an issue and get a higher qulity person for les money since it all goes directly to the caregiver. Again, run your checks on everyone......even agencies they say they do it but I have run my own and found horrific information battery, assault,theft etc....Good luck and church and senior center are good options as well as stated before.
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There are numerous home healthcare agencies. You can do a Google search and come up with many to choose from in your area.
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Use the Find Housing and Care box on the right or even quicker, go up to the Search Site box and enter your city, state. If you hire from an online ad, get picture ID and the social security card and license plate numbers so you know exactly who you hired.
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A lot of care agencies do have websites, but personally I would never hire one without in person discussion - you'll want to have a good match, and that requires one to one interaction.

Instead I would either do a search or ask the local Area Agency on Aging for a list of caregivers in your mother's area, then check their websites.

Another source would be someone from your church, at least for the cooking.

But I'm wondering if your grandmother could get Meals on Wheels? In our area they not only provide for daily meals but can also deliver extra meals for the weekend.

From your comment on the post at https://www.agingcare.com/questions/grandmas-dementia-getting-worse-163173.htm, it sounds as though your mother is at an exhaustion point and could use a lot of help. Meals on Wheels would at least be a start.

You also wrote that your grandmother's will specifies she won't go into a facility. That's an understandable desire, but your other post suggests your mother is at a point of exhaustion and needs some respite.

It's also an interesting legal question because technically the will doesn't bind heirs until your grandmother passes, and at that point it's a moot issue.

I understand that you want to respect her wishes, but if you can't get enough caregivers, your mother's health may demand that some other action be taken.

Anyone including criminals can create a website. Don't take a chance. You wouldn't want another Craigs List crime to occur to your family.

You could also ask one of your grandmother's physicians to script for home care. The assessing RN could then arrange for an aide.
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