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KAREN, NH CAREGIVER/COMPANION FOR MY DAD w ALZHEIMERS
Question Hi Clare...My family is beginning the search for a companion for my dad and some help for my mom who is his primary caregiver. My dad still knows us, but he has very little to occupy himself... He can no longer read or do any of his past hobbies. He is bo . . .
Answer Hi Karen,
Refer to our homecare directory to get contact info on avail agencies in your area and specifically look for non-medical home care. Undertand that this type of custodial home care is privately paid for and costs range from $15-$20/hr. Anoth . . .
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Pete, IN Care for my wife`s parents
Question Is there a home health care provider that will come to my wife`s parents home and check blood pressure,temperature,make sure they are taking their medicine,etc and help with running errands like picking up their medicine and a few things at the grocery . . .
Answer Complete free homecare referral form on our site for help finding agencies to help with parents at home or can use our directory to locate possible options including private caregivers. . . .
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Maggie, TN home health care for MS
Question My husband has ms and I need to find out how I can go about getting home health care for him. I work every day and I am at the point where I am not able to give him all the care and support he needs. Can you help?
Answer Hi Maggie, CarePathways.com is not a provider of home care however we do offer a free Homecare Match service that helps get in touch with appropriate agencies simply completing a very short form. Go to this link please. http://www.carepathways.com/HC-matc . . .
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M, IL in home respite for disabled adult
Question Can I talk with someone via phone? I have a disabled child/adult. She is 38 yrs. old and wheelchair bound. We have many concerns and questions. Primarily looking for part time basis respite help. Evening get away or a overnight weekend respite in my h . . .
Answer We are not affiliated with any agencies but have a free referral homecare match that can quickly sign up to be contacted with homecare providers that can meet specific needs mentioned with your loved one. Click here to complete brief assessment. Thank . . .
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RENITA, GA MOM needs home care
Question My mom lives in Columbus GA. I live in Detroit MI. I need someone who can work at least eight hours a day. split hours..4 early morning and 4 in the evening. Do you have that type of service and if so how much. Please reply soon. Thanks.
Answer We are not affiliated with any agencies but have a free referral homecare match that can quickly sign up to be contacted with homecare providers that can meet specific needs mentioned with your loved one. Click here to complete brief assessment. Thank . . .
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Annie, PR Care for elderly parents
Question My parents live in Puerto Rico. I live in Arizona. My Dad is 91 and my Step-Mom is 76. My Dad has Hep C and has congestive heart failure. My Step-Mom who`s 76 has very bad eye sight. She has degeneration of her retinas, as well as being a diabetic. She is . . .
Answer We are not affiliated with any agencies but have a free referral homecare match that can quickly sign up to be contacted with homecare providers that can meet specific needs mentioned with your loved one. Click here to complete brief assessment. Thank . . .
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Mike, AL Assistance
Question Where does one go for assistance with persons needing in home care in the event that I the care giver need to go regarding an emergency or just need to take a vacation frome the day to day action. Individual would need to prepare meals, give medication, a . . .
Answer Homecare agencies provide this type of respite care often. We are not affiliated with any agencies but have a free referral homecare match that can quickly sign up to be contacted with homecare providers that can meet specific needs mentioned with your . . .
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Ingrid, AZ ESRD
Question My mom was released from an SNF on 12/23, my dad is 78 and will be the person taking care of her. I do not feel he can do this without someone at home to help him. My mom is in the wheelchair and requires assistance to use the commode and getting in and o . . .
Answer We are not affiliated with any agencies but have a free referral homecare match that can quickly sign up to be contacted with homecare providers that can meet specific needs mentioned with your loved one. Click here to complete brief assessment. Thank . . .
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Fred, NY Companies that provide 24/7 aides for the elderly
Question Presently I have a 24/7 aide that lives with my uncle in Whiting NJ I am lookinmg for several firms that offer this service and are reasonable. I am currently paying $ 1190 a week which seems quite high. I am looking for that firm that is lower in cost bu . . .
Answer We are not affiliated with any agencies but have a free referral homecare match that can quickly sign up to be contacted with homecare providers that can meet specific needs mentioned with your loved one. Click here to complete brief assessment. Thank . . .
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Kathleen, IL Home Care Specific Company Ratings
Question Hi, Clare, My great aunts, ages 87 and 93 & still competent and aware, are in need of assistance, but prefer to stay in their own home, near their friends and church. They have discovered Home Instead at 475 W 55th St, Suite 105, located in LaGrange, IL . . .
Answer Check to see if have any specific accreditations such as with the joint commisssion at http://www.jointcommission.org/ . . .
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