My husband and I would like to go away on vacation this summer. Is it possible to arrange a short-term caregiver for my mother? How do I prepare her for our departure?
As the primary caregiver for a loved one a vacation is always well deserved. Planning your departure and return in advance helps to cover any issues that may arise. Contact an accredited service provider, who will be able to take care of and advise you of any issues that can or may arise with your mother while you are away. Choosing a service provider that has a 24-hour on-call service as well as 24-hour registered nurses accessible for advice will help you to relax, knowing that your mother is in the best hands possible no matter what may come up. Meeting with the registered staff who will be arranging care for your mother in advance will help you to determine the best possible fit both professionally as well as personally for your mother. Arrange for some short visits of a companion nature before you leave so that you as well as your mother can meet and get to know the people who will be taking over for you while you are away