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There’s no way she’ll consider a home aide

No way to a home aide

A few weeks ago, the heartbreaking story of the Centennial couple whose home was broken into where the husband lost his life.

Someone has seen this story multiple times on TV. A home aide was allegedly responsible.
Now, there is no way in “fill in the blank” she would consider anyone outside of the family to care for her.

Now all the background preparation I’ve been doing for months has come to a standstill.

I’ve been preparing to resume my career and now this happens.

Where does this leave the family members who are fearful to leave their loved ones in the care of others?

Where does this leave reputable caregivers and home aides who have nothing but the best intentions for our loved ones?

Do we need stricter background checks? What in the world needs to be done to prevent this from happening again?

This breaks my heart

Tweet Grandma caught this story on the news yesterday. Personally, as a granddaughter, I don’t understand why she would want to force her grandmother out of the home she has know for so long. I mean, the grandmother’s not sick or anything, she should honor her grandmother’s wishes. What I would like to know is… Continue Reading