We read with interest this wonderful article about when families with an aged elder family member in the household hit the crossroads - the elder needs more care and attention than the family caregivers can provide and keep their own sanity.
HomeWork Solutions staff chat with clients in this situation routinely. The family wants to keep their aging family member in their home, but are at a tipping point. Often these families elect to privately hire a full time or part time caregiver to help their loved one, and give the family a respite from the demands of care.
We publish a wonderful tip sheet linked above that helps families navigate the complexities of becoming a household employer. A privately employed senior caregiver is an economical alternative for families with some caregiving flexibility and the ability to backup the caregiver on sick and vacation days.