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Help me help my mom while she helps my dad!

My dad has Lewy Body Dementia, and my mom is his primary caregiver. He is very disabled at this point, and it's taking a toll on my mom. I need suggestions that I can give her, and internet searches are leaving me overwhelmed! [more inside]
posted by I_love_the_rain on Jul 30, 2014 - 7 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

Which FMLA reason is more appropriate?

Which would be a more appropriate FMLA reason? [more inside]
posted by stormpooper on Sep 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Need insurance advice for mom with dementia

Have you ever disenrolled from a HMO (Kaiser) that manages your Medicare to straight Medicare? A lot of people have told me if I do this, it will be easier to find my mom a nursing home. She has dementia/behavior difficulties. Looking for insurance advice specific to California/Medicare/Medi-Cal/dementia nursing homes. [more inside]
posted by faunafrailty on Mar 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Senior residential homes: Any good?

Does anyone have experience placing a relative into a senior residential facility (at least I think that's what they're called)? These are private homes with several bedrooms, and usually a couple runs them. Also curious if they're government regulated (in Calif.). More information inside.... [more inside]
posted by faunafrailty on Nov 12, 2008 - 11 answers

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