After two disastrous stays at AL (facilities problems, not entirely mom’s fault except she's not very social and is demanding). I've decided it's cheaper to rent her an apartment and help her a few hours a day and hire caregivers for the rest. Because she's either manipulative or confused from meds (she's not demented, but has borderline personality disorder), she will need care day and night.
I'd like to find a few people who will stay with her. I've hired agencies, and like that they will send caregivers to cover for those who don't show up. But the cost and quality sometimes are not what I'd like to pay/put up with.
Anyone have any experience with both agency and more direct caregivers? I'd like to find a few folks that would stick with her. Thoughts? Suggestions?