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Old 07-03-2012, 11:23 AM   #1
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Easy Question for a Change

So I've gotten as far as selecting an agency to supply a caregiver for my mother during my (abbreviated) work hours; I insisted that she be a CNA. The agency gets $18.50/hour, which exceeds my take-home pay, but never mind that! I asked that my mother be showered, especially "down there" to prevent UTIs, 3x/week, and the agency rep agreed. After one attempt at showering her (it's not a "walk-in," but a step-over threshold, and my mother IS having some mobility issues; it's also a teeny-tiny shower, esp. with a shower chair in it; one would basically have to don a swimsuit and shower WITH her), I'm told that she will get three "bed baths" a week. After the first bed bath, I was less than impressed with the results. Am I out of line to insist that they deliver what they promised? They cite "safety" reasons.

BLEH on caregivers; haven't found one yet who can do half of what I expect!

 
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