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What to do when your equal-division-of-labor spouse is too hurt to help?

My husband got into a pretty bad accident this week and will need surgery in a few days. He is at home and his pain is managed, but he can't move around much. I'm now in charge of doing everything in our house as well as taking care of him, and I'm having trouble coping. [more inside]
posted by oysters oysters oysters eat eat eat on Aug 31, 2013 - 28 answers

Experience with homecare / seniorcare franchises?

I want to start a business while helping people in my city. One option would be to purchase a homecare franchise, such as Visiting Angels, Home Helpers, Senior Helpers, Comfort Keepers, etc. I understand that these franchises might cost anywhere from $50k - $150k plus ongoing fees. Alternately, I could hang out a shingle and start my own without any outside support. I have financial experience, but I have never done homecare and I have never owned or operated my own business. Does anybody have experience or advice with related to buying or operating a homecare franchise? Does your franchise treat its members well? Does it make sense to purchase one from a well-known provider or start from scratch? I welcome all feedback and advice!
posted by 0110 on Jan 18, 2013 - 8 answers

Need to find someone in NYC to help look after my Parkinsons-having dad.

I'll try to stick to specifically relevant snowflake stuff here. So, my father is 78 and has Parkinson's, which is compounded by long-standing blood pressure issues that leaves him prone to falling unexpectedly (moreso than a typical Parkinsons patient). He lives in a big loft in the East Village (NYC) that he's lived in for forty years, and has no designs on leaving. [more inside]
posted by softlord on Nov 12, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me make my apartment not smell bad

I clean my apartment (and myself) on the regular. So why does it smell like dirty laundry all the time? How do I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Nov 3, 2011 - 39 answers

Why does my bedroom smell like #1?

My bedroom smells like pee. Ew! Gross! But also: we don't have a pet, we don't have kids, we're scrupulously clean, and we can't seem to find the smell's origin despite much aggressive searching. What on earth can this be? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2011 - 36 answers

How to remove stubborn oil spots from wood cabinets?

How to remove stubborn oil spots from wood cabinets? [more inside]
posted by cman on Nov 23, 2010 - 3 answers

How can I help my elderly father continue to live alone in a giant house?

How can I help my elderly father continue to live alone in a giant house? [more inside]
posted by suncoursing on Dec 27, 2009 - 14 answers

Help me help her

How to help an elderly family friend with homecare, meals, transportation and other general stuff? What services are available in Ontario, Canada and how best do I navigate them? [more inside]
posted by yawper on Dec 1, 2009 - 5 answers

Need to improve my house cleaning skills

I want to improve my house cleaning skills... improve my speed, efficiency, thoroughness, etc. And use the best cleaning products for the task. [more inside]
posted by valannc on Feb 12, 2009 - 23 answers

Cat floor soap?

Cat-sensitive wood floor cleaner? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Feb 4, 2009 - 10 answers

How to Deal With a Bad Nurse

My grandmother hired a woman to help out with my grandfather in the evenings and to put it bluntly, she sucks. How should we deal with it? [more inside]
posted by amandaudoff on Mar 7, 2005 - 18 answers

Newly Diagnosed Diabetic Has Questions

My husband was just diagnosed with diabetes. A very incompentent nurse came by. I can get the rest of the informations that he may have missed from the physician...but.....how often should we be doing finger sticks? Three times a day? Can we get by with two? [MI] [more inside]
posted by lag on Feb 6, 2005 - 14 answers

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