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Old 02-19-2010, 04:20 PM   #4
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Default Re: Any idea for alternative way for the ederly.

One of the best methods for handling elder care that I've seen is a pilot program called Home Share. It matches elderly living alone with medical challenges with younger single people who need an expensive place to live. In return for sharing their homes with these people to pay their way by caring for the elder perons in the home. Cooking, cleaning, taking them to medical appointments, running errands, etc. They are usually not medically trained but committed invidiuals willing to pay in services for an affordable living situation. I've seen it as a win/win situation. You know there is someone there in the home with your loved ones and they are carefully matched in interests and needs by a private or public third party who does background checks, interviews and followup.
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