I'm 37 years old and had a Grandmother and Great Aunt who had Alzheimer's and dementia. My mom decided to care for them both for as long as she could and I was there with her to help. I enjoyed listening to their stories and I loved my Grandmother's wonderful smile. They both had sweet personalities. I also volunteer for Heart to Heart Hospice in which I go to the patient's home and sit with them, often talking, reading or listening to music. I am able to give their caregiver a break, so they can get what they need done or just take time for themselves. I think it's great to find a way to stay at home as long as you can. I'm also going back to school in hope to get a second bachelor's degree in nursing.
Caregivers that work non-full-time jobs or irregular shifts can negotiate extra compensation in addition to their standard hourly wage.
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