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Anyone used Elder care ('introduction' carers agency)?

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herbaceous Thu 05-Jan-17 16:48:00


Since last summer, my parents have had a live-in carer. Dad's 90, has dementia and needs help with personal care. Mum's 83, and much more with-it, but her memory is beginning to go.

The agency we've been using can only provide carers for a maximum of two weeks at a time, despite promising it would be 4-6 week stretches. This confuses both parents.

I've been looking at Elder care, which is more of an 'introduction' agency than a traditional care agency. It's cheaper, and the carers can stay longer, but it's not monitored by the CQC so I worry they could be Up To No Good and there'd be no consequences for Elder.

Has anyone used them?

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