Tuesday, June 19, 2012

What next!

We hired another night caregiver today to fill in for the one who had emergency surgery on Friday. The downside is that no one would do it for the $7.25 that we were paying, which means that everyone will be getting a raise. The daytime caregivers do so much more than the night caregivers because they have to fix meals, give baths, wash clothes, etc. The night people only have to change her and turn her every two hours. They can recline and rest  in between those times. Yesterday, I was completely stressed out about it because I worry about what we are going to do when Mom's money runs out. The daytime caregivers have been getting $10 an hour, but I'm sure we will have to raise that to $11 now. I just hope her money doesn't run out before she does!

Time to uncork a new bottle!


Anonymous said...

Then you start selling her things and move her in with one or both of you.
If you had to put her in a nursing home...THEY would get everything she owns. So better you all get to use it up than let them have it.
Really though, to me, it would be worth the 7 or 8 dollars and hour if I didn't have to be there to do it. You would burn out quickly if you were doing it all or even most of it. Beth
I know you don't want to use up all of her money or belongings to take care of her. But being the good children that you are you may have to. How long now has it been that you are taking care of her at home.
Dad lived 1 yr. and 9 months after his massive stroke when we brought him home.

Linda said...

It make me want to throw up everytime I think about our parents saving all of their lives and the government takes it all in the end.

I think about you and what you and your brother have been through. Just so unfair.