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How to find in-home help for dad?

Heís still doing what he wants at nearly 90. Mowing, cleaning, cooking... heís a fantastic driver and until my mom died last year, was mentally at about 95%, just forgot a few things occasionally. In the last year, heís started forgetting things, losing words and names, the normal senior stuff. He recognizes it and has me go over important papers and bills.

He was on the roof last week cleaning gutters and sealing his screened in porch roof. 🙄 Told me later that night. But Iíve decided that if he keels over mowing his lawn, painting his cabin or falls off a roof then heís gone on his own terms doing what makes him happy.

We arenít to the point of needing help yet, but I am researching and unless he has a catastrophic fall, I plan to keep him in his home as long as I can. We may move in, if needed. Itís the least I can do for the grumpy old bastard.

So, who has used the big national in-home companies? Any recommendations or places to steer away from? My aunt was in a Catholic facility (and it didnít burn down with the Baptist moving in) and I want him to be there if worst comes to worst. (At nearly 90, I see being in a home worse than death and he does, too.)

Thank you!
Posted by Blue_playwright | Tue May 21, 2019, 10:11 AM (5 replies)
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