Over 10 answers to my ad about needing a health aide!
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I had no idea there would be so many answers.
This is a good thing, of course. But I am very tired. The first 7 or 8 times it was fun talking to people. Now I am exhausted!
I asked for someone for 2 days each week to work 3 hours each day. I asked them to
make lunch for DH, take him for a walk, do his exercises with him, get him the 100 little things he needs each day, chat with him, maybe clean up after incontinence if needed, etc. etc. I will be out some money but not as much as when I used agency aides each morning and evening. I will keep the great agency aide in the morning.
I am so relieved. The first person to answer the ad was divine! I already interviewed her.
Up till now I never could find someone close enough to come for only a couple of hours . If they drive too far, it isn't worth it to them. I can understand that. So in the ad I asked for someone local to our town. That worked well. People who have been answering the ad are either older , retired, or in school for nursing or for being a licensed aide. All have had experience. One person just had knee surgery. I doubt that that person will work out.
I think I tried an ad once before but had no luck. And before I was too exhausted to handle all these phone calls. DH has been in the hospital and then in rehab. He isn't home yet. So I have had a few weeks to get my strength back.