My father is 91 and lost our mother a year ago. He is unsteady on his feet, yet still tries doing a million things around is rural, country home. There is so much to do, he has left things over the years fall apart. And the things he wants to get done are not for him to try to be doing. But he thinks he can. He fell and broke his hip 5 years ago. Then after my mom passed was on a little ladder in his bathroom (he hasn't had a working shower in over 2 years) trying to do repairs and fell from that. He broke his arm. He still lives alone. My brother lives across the yard but works 10 hour days and in the last 4 months has for what ever reason grown distant from him. He hardly comes over to check on him or help with any thing. I can only do so much. I try so hard. But on many of the harder tasks my father won't allow me to help. My son has moved away and has his own job now, so he can't help. My husband is unable to either. My father finds it hard to let other people help him, let alone if he has to pay for it. He is a big penny pincher. But I'd do any thing to get someone to come and help with tasks and carpentry work for him. Is there any way AT ALL I can find someone in my area that can provide help of this sort for him? It would mean the world to me!!
Also, how can you be sure and trust care such as this? Is there background checks done? As much as I want help for my father, I worry about all the things you hear on the News about elderly people being robbed and hurt by people they thought were caring for them.