“Ask a Nurse” - Stroke/24 Hour Care Concern
Question: My mother, in her 80’s, had a stroke a year ago; and since then has
been requiring assistance at home 24 hours a day. My father has pancreatic
cancer and is also living with her in the family home, but is unable to
care for his wife; including assisting with Activities of Daily Living.
My siblings and I have organized care for them, paying on an hourly basis;
however the cost of this means that my parents’ finances are quickly
being eroded. They do need help around the clock. Do you have any suggestions
for care that includes them being able to stay in their own home?
Answer: Dear Rachel, In our experience we have found that, if there is space in
the home for a caregiver to have her own bedroom, that ‘sponsoring’
a foreign caregiver is both very rewarding and cost effective. The candidates
that have been sponsored through Qualicare have been very committed to
their clients, and stay with them for the duration of their sponsorship
which is up to 3 years.
–Maggie RN -Qualicare
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