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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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I will having a Stem cell transplant for cancer in January and will be needing a caregiver 2 or 3 days a week 8hrs a day to sit and make sure that I'm taking my medication. Some meal preparation and doctors appointments at Northside Hospital.

What will be the average cost for this service?


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What are the best type of meals to make and freeze for an individual?

My mother doesn't eat much and won't cook for herself. What can I make to put in her freezer?


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How can I help my mother decide which things she can get rid of?

My other has so much stuff and can't seem to part with any of it. 

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