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I have been a caregiver for my mother since July. She has been ill, low potassium, dehydration. Also memory loss. Someone needs to help with medication.

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If your Mom won’t leave the house, an in-home agency can do 24 hour care. Just google ones in you local area. I chose one that was only a few blocks from my Mom, and they hired local caregivers. My thought was that there would be fewer excuses for tardiness or absences if they were quite local. It worked out mostly. It should be easier since you only need 1 week. There will probably be a 3 different caregivers, but the agency will schedule them and bring them to meet you and Mom in advance after an agency nurse does an assessment. Be prepared for the sticker-shock.
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tamberlin Aug 21, 2019
Thank you this was very helpful
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It would probably be a lot easier to take her to an AL or skilled nursibf facility for a respite stay. You would have to hire multiple people to come stay with her for a week.
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tamberlin Aug 20, 2019
Thank you for the information
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We placed my Dad in a local AL while we needed a break, lots of them have "respite care" for a week or more, and may be cheaper than in home care. He thought he was in hotel, and actually enjoyed it!
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tamberlin Aug 20, 2019
Thank you this is good info. Unfortunately my mom will not want to leave her house.
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