I've had to have the plumber out on several different occasions to fix the toilet & sink. He pulled out paper towels and found food lodged in the bathroom sink. I suspected that she was doing this because I could hear her rinsing something out when I was in the adjourning bathroom.
The only problem is that when I confronted her, she completely denied it. I have told her NUMEROUS times and also had the plumber tell her to only use the bathroom sink for washing hands and brushing teeth. She always agrees to follow my direction, but then we find the sink stopper out of the sink & food particles in the sink when the next caregiver takes her shift.
Any suggestions on how to handle this in the best way possible? This caregiver has been helping me for almost 3 years now. She's from a foreign country, but has been here for 20 years. I can't imagine she doesn't understand what I'm saying. I'm getting suspicious she's may be upset I've hired 2 other caregiver's to alternate the full time schedule. It was too much for 1 person & works best for my mother to have someone here no more than 5 days straight each. My mother has been on hospice for almost a year now. It's a very difficult stressful situation without the worry of another sink back up & more money being spent that isn't needed. I’ve already had to spend close to $1,000 to get the bathroom working properly.