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My brother is paying a senior home aide and his friends $22,000 per month of my parents' money

I need a reality check about costs. I also wonder if there's any help. I feel like the only sane one. My parents are in their eights, and definitely in cognitive decline, but not in need of actual nurse or doctor care.  The men my brother hired microwave... more


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Why do some manyPCAs set up interviews and not bother to show up or even call to cancel?



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What questions to ask when hiring senior care giver?

Tips for hiring senior care giver


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Assisted Living - When is the right time?

My father-in-law passed away about a month and a 1/2 ago. They had been married just shy of 65 years, and lived in the same home (on a farm) their entire marriage. Prior to dad's passing, mom had shown some signs of memory loss. However, since moving into... more


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what is the 24 hour wage minimum wage for overnight shifts


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How to provide new caregivers with funds to grocery shop, pick-up items for senior.

Concerned about how to "fund" a carer with money to pick-up prescriptions, grocery shop, etc. Do not want to give seniors credit or debit card. Also don't want to provide blank checks or cash. Anyone have any ideas or experience in this area.


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Senior care information?

Hi Care.com Community, Does anyone have trusted online sites/resources to recommend for learning more about senior care options and cost?  I'm just getting started in this process and am getting frustrated by the fragmented options out there. Thank you all in advance :)


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Alzheimers at 64, when to place in a home

Looking for advice regarding my MIL who is 64 and has moderate alzheimers. She came to live with us and I totally thought we could make it work. But this week has proven otherwise. She went missing for 6 hours and we had to involve the police, she was on... more