Temporary care for senior citizen?

My sister and brother-in-law would like to go on some short trips, but care for my elderly father who can't travel. Where can they find affordable care for him if they want to leave town for a few days?
I should have mentioned that they live clear across the country, or we would be glad to have him. They don't have any relatives in their immediate area.

If Other family members are unable to care for your father; then you can look for "respite care" in your community. In the US, look for your Local Area Agency on Aging, this group can refer you to services in your area.

ElderCare Locator:

http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare/Public/Home.asp

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6 Responses to “Temporary care for senior citizen?”

  1. Toonces on May 22nd, 2009 5:07 am

    How about you?
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    I care for grandparents and a parent. My sister won't help.

  2. Diane M on May 22nd, 2009 5:16 am

    In our area a 24 hour live in runs between $250 and $300/day.
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  3. Poppy on May 22nd, 2009 5:25 am

    Why can't you do this for them? Do you still work? I think it would be nice if you could and of course not charge them. They need a break, caring for someone can be very challenging. I cared for my father for almost a year, my children were young and my husband worked away from home. It was hard for me, I had no siblings to help me.
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  4. SandwichGeneration on May 22nd, 2009 5:53 am

    If other family members are unable to care for your father; then you can look for "respite care" in your community. In the US, look for your Local Area Agency on Aging, this group can refer you to services in your area.

    ElderCare Locator:
    http://www.eldercare.gov/Eldercare/Public/Home.asp
    References :

  5. susie on May 22nd, 2009 6:21 am

    Check into adult day care – some may be available for overnight stays. Does sis belong to a church? There may be some members there who would volunteer to take Dad for a day or two. You only say he can't travel – can he care for himself at home, and just have someone come check on him two or three times a day?
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  6. Pee Jay on May 22nd, 2009 8:00 am

    If its inevitable to let others take care of your elders, we need to make sure that they will be in appropriate place and person that they would feel at home. I read this article regarding such topic which may be help you in choosing the right help.
    Here’s the blog page and you may also find articles on how to take care of them.
    http://eldercareabcblog.com/the-facts-about-senior-day-care/

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