Activities for seniors

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PAYING CAREGIVERS

I FIND IT SO AGGRAVATING when I get to the "pay" part of an interview and the applicant says "Nope I work for CASH only and will not give out her SS info etc or allow SS taxes and Medicare to be taken out.  WHat is the general feeling ?

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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 caregivers

I notice that the senior caregivers on your website are not responsive, do you update their status when they take an assignment?  I sent out over twelve emails and only received messages from caregivers I had no interest in due to lack of experience.  I ended up hiring a... more

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Eldercare abuse

UPDATE: THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED. I HAVE CALLED APS AND THE POLICE. THE CAREGIVER WAS QUESTIONED BY THE POLICE OFFICER AND ESCORTED OFF THE PROPERTY. I THINK IT IS TIME TO MOVE ONTO AN AGENCY.

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When do you know it’s time to get help taking care of an elderly parent?

My mom takes up a lot of my time. I'm starting to feel out of balance. Is it time to get some help?

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Can you ask for a back ground check on anyone you employ to come an help with an elderly parent?

I'm worried about hiring some one to help me. I want them to be a good person. 

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How do I help my father accept help?

My father lives alone and is losing mobility quickly. He wants to remain in his home and living independently. Unfortunately, he is very resistant to assistance from anyone. He doesn't want a housekeeper or someone to assist with errands. I work more than full-time as do my siblings and... more

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How do you Check in on your aging family and friends?

I have a single parent, living alone, who I could easily go a week without checking in on. To take care of my anxiety around whether or not she's okay, and avoid calling every single day to check in, I'm setting up a service that will send her a text... more