Those of us who have an elderly loved on who still lives independently with our help need to have peace of mind when we want to go on vacation. I usually have a neighbor take over going to Bingo and shopping two to three days a week. She gets paid but is also a family friend. Now that my Mom is 93 and showing more signs of senile dementia, I worry that I need to have other options in place as well so my neighbor doesn't feel overwhelmed or obligated since this isn't her relative and her real motivation is to help me.
I would appreciate any advice and ideas you can share.