Grand parents are in their mid 80's, both active but grandma has Alzheimer's. Looking for an HHA to assist with care of grandma. Grandpa has beginnings of CHF, and has been primary care giver. Have interviewed a local private HHA with great experience, but concerned about the cost. $10/hr for one 12 hour paid shift, she is willing to stay in he home 24/7. Suddenly a $3600 per month expense for my grand parents.
What do you professionals think? Do agencies providing 24/7 coverage scale the costs for the clients? I am all for paying some one a reasonable wage, but I also don't want to bankrupt the grandparents. Biggest service they are receiving is piece of mind if something should happen to grandpa someone will be there to help grandma. Thanks in advance