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How To Provide New Caregivers With Funds To Grocery Shop, Pick-Up Items For Senior.

I understand your concern so let me just say what my experiences have been as a caregiver. It is imperative that you build a trust relationship with your caregivers. If you are worried about them misusing a debit or credit card, or taking off with cash, then you probably shouldn... more

How Do I Know Its Safe To Go To Someone Else's House For A Job?

Tjos os a great qiestopm/ O a, a fe, a;e and have had to go into a variety of settings and for me, I always, always, always, take someone with me, my husband, the first time I go to someones house which is usually for an interview. I have... more

What Is The Cost Of Companion Care For Elderly People Living Alone?

Every city, county, state and situation is going to be different. In my home city of Vancouver Washington, companion care ranges from $12.00, minimum wage, on up to $30.00. Every client, every situation is different and depending on what the senior wants in terms of companionship, that will... more

How Do I Help A Parent Who Doesn't Want Help?

There are no easy answers to your situation. It must be very difficult for you to see your father declining and your mother refusing to accept outside help. As a person who has personally dealt with this kind of issue, let me say that you must, first, second and third... more

What Is The 24 Hour Wage Minimum Wage For Overnight Shifts

You will need to contact your local agency such as Labor and Industry or Employment Services etc. to ask what the requirements of 24 hour overnight shifts should be paid. Every state will have different rules for this. In my local market, Vancouver Washington, Clark County, you are suppose to... more

What Questions To Ask When Hiring Senior Care Giver?

Some things I have been asked and would ask a potential caregiver are: 1. What experience do you have working with seniors? 2. Do you have experience working with someone who has dementia/Alzheimer's? 3. Do you know how to safely assist in transferring from bed to wheelchair, wheelchair... more

My Brother Is Paying A Senior Home Aide And His Friends $22,000 Per Month Of My Parents' Money

In my opinion, that seems excessive. If you paid someone $20.00 an hour for 24 hour care at 30 days a month, that would be $14,400.00 and $20 and hour is in the middle range of market value, at least in the Portland Oregon area for care... more