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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?

Whitney Houston, superstar of records, films, dies – USATODAY.com

Tweet via usatoday.com We are shocked and sadden to hear of the passing of Whitney Houston. This is hitting a nerve close to home, since we (the lady and I) know all too well what its like to lose a daughter and a mother. Our thoughts are with her family, especially her mother and daughter. Continue Reading