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Monday, September 09, 2019

I have a very serious question to ask of you Dear Friends.

I am in need of help for housework.
With one daughter in a Nursing facility herself.
Other daughter is in a high-pressure job with also other demands herself.
She lives 94miles away. Very seldom gets over!
I can no longer do most of housework myself.

Hubby is in poor health himself, and, where he could, does not volunteer.

Here's the approaches I have tried.

1.) Checked with local Council on Aging.
No oppunties opened .

2) Checked with Church office. Apparently no ideas themselves.

3) Checked with (go-between) nurse pt.-out reach. .

Apparently if you are middle class NOTHING !

I am at my wits end !

I am willing to pay.


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    Your council on aging does not offer homemaker assistance? Do they have a buletin board that may have names of people willing to help?
    192 days ago
    All the best to you in trying to find proper help. All the best.
    200 days ago
    200 days ago
    I have been wheelchair bound for 10 years and I have tried everywhere. I am almost 81 and my husband is 83. Unfortunately anyone in the lower middle class does not qualify for much from the gov't. The only help I was offered was a home care worker who would come in for one hour once a week to help with my bath. There is no one who will work for less than minimum wage which here in Ontario is $13.15 for students and $14.00 for adult. I have a lady come in for 3 hours every second week to do the cleaning. I pay her $20.00 per hour - total $60.00 I am concerned if I was to try for someone to do it for less cost whether she would be trustworthy. Good luck.
    200 days ago
    Will be praying for you to be able to find someone. One suggestion about a high school student would be great if you have someone living near your house. Here in Canada, we run into the same situation.If you have lots of money or know people in high places, you in. emoticon
    200 days ago
    Your local high school is a good way to start. Then a bulletin board at the grocery store.
    201 days ago
    My suggestion is the same as 1CRAZYDOG … check with social services. Our health care provider has Social Workers available to provide assistance and direction with such things.
    201 days ago
    I thing it's a good idea to check w/social services. Check w/any neighbors who may get household help. Check Angies List (I know there used to be a charge, but I think it's free now).

    Best of luck.
    201 days ago
    if you are on facebook go to your town forum and ask for a teenager or for low cost help. do not put your phone number or address out there just have interested parties message or text you from facebook good luck
    201 days ago
    Many high schools have extracurricular service clubs. The students receive some sort of credit for helping people out. Perhaps check with a guidance counselor and see if they can refer you to a club's leader.
    201 days ago
    Having maid service is expensive. I have done in past and the best service was a neighborhood one that was advertised in newsletter we got. I like the idea of maybe advertising and wonder if a teenage helper would be a good idea. Might check with neighbors or the high school? Best of luck getting a good fit to your needs
    201 days ago
  • BARKER_77D
    Maybe check with local groups such as Lions Club, Catholic Charities, Rotary Club, etc. Just a thought.
    201 days ago
  • BLUE7684
    It is true that middle class incomes don’t qualify for anything and I agree that the best resource would have been social services. However if you are willing to pay someone won’t your church let up put ad in bulletin for an aide? I know you said you spoke with the office, but that suggestion came to mind. Hope everything works out well for you
    201 days ago
    I have no better suggestion than to call Social Services but
    it seems that the Council on Aging is the same thing. Hope
    you find someone soon.
    201 days ago
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