• What are some options for help with caring for Mom during the day while I work?

    Asked by GoingGray on Friday, November 30, 2012

    What are some options for help with caring for Mom during the day while I work?

    My mom's memory is declining, so much to the point that I am now afraid for her to be at home unattended. I am afraid of her leaving a toaster on, a stove burner, etc. Me not working and staying with her during the day is not an option for my family financially. Is Hospice an option if Mom continues to receive treatment? Or are there any other ideas? By the way, she is only 56 years old... I don't know if there may be age restrictions for some of the programs that may be out there.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • Tracy's Avatar

      In my town we have a group called cancer connection that will pair cancer patients with people who will help. Ask her Doctor's office if they can recommend something like this. If she has been determined to be terminal there are some great hospice programs that will keep her comfortable, we looked into that for my father. She should be on medicare without issue with the diagnosis of cancer, this will not require the age limit. Make sure you have her covered as disabled (social security) and you should be able to go far from there. There are also day time care programs in many places that should be available to you, (tell her its her new job?).Best of luck, its a hard road you are on but it will get easier, Tracy

      almost 8 years ago
    • Onoi11's Avatar

      Is your mother mobile? Does she enjoy being with people? Some communities have adult daycare facilities which offer activities and lunch for their patrons and some even provide transportation. Good luck in finding the resources you need.

      almost 8 years ago

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