A client of mine was recently put on hospice. Because they were a fall risk and had considerable special needs, the hospice nurse recommended 24/7 care.
It is hard to trust the care of a loved parent to strangers at any point, but especially when on hospice. In this case, until that point the client’s adult child had relied on private companions for her parent. It was incredibly daunting (impossible) to fathom the amount of mental energy and time it would take to hire, train, schedule and monitor all the helpers needed to make this recommendation a reality.
I recommended an agency, but the daughter was concerned that there would be too many different caregivers coming in and out who didn't know her Parent’s special needs. She also wanted to stay abreast of what they were observing and doing during their shifts.
Enter Aware Senior Care, who sent out a nurse within hours. To read the entire post, visit: https://www.wral.com/technology-that-makes-working-with-agency-home-help-easy/17858969/