Certainly one of the biggest issues
for most caretakers is the need for senior day care services so that the caretaker
can continue with their own employment.
Facility based day-care is a common
alternative but presents problems with transportation, days when
medical conditions make facility based day-care impossible, and
By enabling in-home day
care, the person that is being cared for has the advantage of
staying home in familiar surroundings, physical problems are less of
an issue, and care related stresses are minimized.
A great place to start looking for
day care is amongst the senior's friends and acquaintances at church
or social clubs where they belong. Be careful to handle this
delicately though, as it may be somewhat embarrassing to the senior
By selecting someone that is
already known, you will find that the senior is much more
comfortable and you often find that the other person desires the
responsibility, the companionship, and could use even a minimum wage
paycheck as an income supplement.