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how to get a quality live in care giver for a salary

Posted by vangy (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 23, 07 at 14:02

My mother 88, fell and broke the bone in her upper right leg, has a rod, plate, & screw. Unfortunately she was not wearing her call button, so, on her back she got herself a good 15 feet to the phone. Took time, strength and possibly caused more damage than the fall.
She has been in nursing home 4 months, is ambulatory w/ a walker, w/ permission to go about unescorted w/ in the building.
I was there last week and we went out to eat everyday. I did bring in salads from home 2 times and Chinese soup once.
My brother is in charge of her estate, and is paying the bills. Our goal is to bring her home w/ a live in care giver. She lives in Woodstock, Illinois. We can pay a fair salary and offer time off for vacation, w/ me going there to take care of her. I am in SW Michigan and have been a care giver for 15 years.
She has her own home, car, a Burmese cat, loves cooking/gardening, she likes to play cards, visit relatives/friends & being out and about. Her mind is good, forgetful when tired or stressed.

Anyone know someone near Woodstock available for live in care, or interested in relocating?

Vangy plays in the dirt, cooks and cares for people

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RE: how to get a quality live in care giver for a salary

I googled "Woodstock Illinois elderly caregiver" and came up with this link. Family Alliance sounds a lot like the local agency here that I work with. Best to start here and start making phone calls and asking questions. Ask for more referrals, if there are other sources of info available in your area.

Good luck! I am sure that your mother will be happy to get back to her own home!

Here is a link that might be useful: Family Alliance

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