First let me say how happy i am to have found this forum!
My mom has had the visible signs of Alzheimers for the past 3-4 years.
She lived in Greece (where i grew up) and i had to go pick her up and bring her here to MA.
I have been able to take care of her and my dad pretty well so far but lately her memory has not only gotten worse but her walking worries me sometimes.
Also she tends to stay in bed too much and not interact ( my dad isn't a big talker and i'm not home some of the day).
I was thinking of getting someone to help her out. Right now i have work, i'm taking care of mom and dad and the housework....... and three dogs and a cat (my one dog is diabetic and blind and on insulin). Its getting to be way too much for me.
I don't know how to go about
getting someone to care for her. Someone who would do some light housework and keep mom company during the day- as well as take care of some of her needs like bathing and toileting. She still walks around ok in the house and her memory isn't bad enough yet...... i'm trying to avoid a nursing home as long as i possibly can.
My other concern is how much money would it cost to have someone come in..... even if its a few times a week to take a little pressure off me. Where do i look for someone and can i even afford it?
I had someone taking care of my aunt in Greece and that girl is very interested in coming over here. She has a small child though and i think it would be difficult..... I don't know what to do.
Can anyone suggest anything at all?
Thank you for any help!
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