I just received a call from a dear friend who has asked me to care for his elderly mother at night while he is at work 5 days a week. I haven't taken my state test yet and was wondering what kind of liabilities should I be aware of. He said she's ambulatory with walker and may need some med reminders and help with feeding. That's about it. It sounds like something I could do, but again am I getting in over my head by going at this alone? If I decide to do this, should I get insurance? Also, how much should I charge and would I be able to claim this as "experience"? I'm assuming that he would be paying me cash from his pocket.
Oh and I'm a current CNA student, grad next week
, taking boards late April. I have been trained in HHA, CNA, and PCT. I'm dementia, alzheimer's, domestic violence, and CPR certified. But I have no experience outside of clinicals.