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Question DetailsAsked on 4/14/2013

I need a home health care aide for 87 yr old woman in Vero Beach, Fl. She needs a lot of help just to get out of bed and bathroom issues.

She has 24/7 live in help but recently she has become too weak to stand up and walk without more assistance than one person can give. She has vascular dementia and is very sweet almost all the time.

I need someone who can come in @3 times daily to help get her up, dressed, bathed etc.

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Apologies for the delay in my response! I hope you were able to find what you were looking for in the mean time.

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Answered 6 years ago by JP

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There is a federal program (I don't remember the name of it) that funds each county preparing an elder care guide and directory. Contact your county health department, and they should be able to give you a copy - typically a tabbed directory about 20-50 pages. It will like elder care organizations and public nursing facilities in your area, who should be able to give you recommended home care providers.

Word of mouth is also an excellent source - from someone who has actually used a particular provider, people at the senior center, etc. If she has dementia then you or someone is probably a conservator for her, so talk to the attorney who set that up - edler care attorneys commonly have a few personal home care assistants they recommend to their clients.

One thing to be sure of is that the provider is licensed, insured, and bonded with your city or county or state (who does the licensing varies by state), and run a background check to check for prior lawsuits, criminal record, etc.

Unless you are hiring a company (who then provides the employee), you will also have to arrange for payment of social security, disability, income, unemployment, etc taxes on the employee; and most likely get Workers Compensation coverage from your insurance provider. Don't fail to do these things if you hire someone - it can really come back to bite you later one, with severe penalties.


Answered 6 years ago by LCD




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