I've been "coming to the rescue" of senior family members, for as long as I can remember. Now Mom isn't safe to leave on her own on a regular basis - yet doesn't require full-time presence. Regular M-F, 9-5 employment skits are out of the question under the circumstances. Taking on paid caregiving seems like a likely "fit".
Are there networks that help connect caregivers to clients? I live in rural Central VT, and realize that SOME traveling/commuting is likely to be part & parcel of the picture. I'm not so very internet savvy (feels serendipitous to have come here!); my internet searches are obviously not yielding what I'm looking for.
green mountain, if you want to try and find a caregiver for your mom, and you want the caregiver to try come from a certified agency and have some training, try your local County Board of Social Services, your local Visiting Nursing Association, call 211 or call first call for help(in your phone book). Also try to find any local caregivers support groups not only for yourself but to get leads on home health aides or caregivers to assist your mom. There are many many of us male caregivers out there Good luck. cg33
Hi, I have not been on this message board for a while so I just now saw your post. A great website that I rely on to find caregivers in my city is Care.com. You can enter your profile, history and location so people in your area can locate you.
Best of luck to you. I am a caregiver myself and I know how demanding the job can be. Rewarding - but - demanding.