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Adult Day Care One Option to Keep Employees Working

Carol Bradley Bursack Health Guide February 11, 2008
  • Whether or not one likes the word "burden" when referring to elder care, it is often used. And yes, even for those of us who dearly love the person for whom we are caring, when we are realistic, we have to recognize a certain "burden" exists. With love comes pain. With caregiving,...

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  • NC
    NC
    Mar. 07, 2008

    Carol, I like your posts as they are helpful. I am wondering how we should decide if we need to place my father-in-law in a nursing home. What are the factors that you considered? Now we are thinking the passive way - he will stay at home until no one can take care of him properly at home or when he is not safe at home.

    Thanks,

    Nina

    • Carol Bradley Bursack
      Health Guide
      Mar. 07, 2008

      Thanks for your kind words, Nina.

       

      Usually, the decision is made when either the caregiver(s) and/or the care receiver have reached a point when it won't work from home anymore. Safety for both is a concern. If the Alzheimer's patient starts wandering, can someone be awake 24/7? If the Alzheimer's patient becomes violent, can the caregiver(s)...

      RHMLucky777

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      Thanks for your kind words, Nina.

       

      Usually, the decision is made when either the caregiver(s) and/or the care receiver have reached a point when it won't work from home anymore. Safety for both is a concern. If the Alzheimer's patient starts wandering, can someone be awake 24/7? If the Alzheimer's patient becomes violent, can the caregiver(s) handle the situation? That's kind of bottom line criteria, but it's something to think about.

       

      Best,

      Carol

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