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My mom has Alzheimer's and will eventually need a full-time companion. I am wondering if it would be a good idea to hire a refugee? I feel like they would be happy to have a home and a job. Any ideas on how to find a cheap live-in companion? Thanks :)

My mom has Alzheimer's and will eventually need a full-time companion. I am wondering if it would be a good idea to hire a refugee? I feel like they would be happy to have a home and a job. Any ideas on how to find a cheap live-in companion? Thanks :)

try a student...you could get a nursing student who might be willing to take a lower payiing job with room and board....they would have time to study.. you might need to take your mother to a daycare while student is in class...this is a rough situation.but whomever you decide on check them out you don't want to take just anyone in who will be working unsupervised for the most part...a lot of people would take advantage of the situation

IMO, the refugees are some of the hardest working, most honest people I have ever come in contact with -- have sponsored 2 families.

As w/ anyone, make sure you chk references, make sure compensation is adequate.

I know many that have gone on to nursing school/medical school and would have welcomed a chance like this.

SJ

:) Thanks for your great ideas. Yes a nursing student would be ideal. Yes I have heard good things about refugees too. I would definately have to get a background check on whoever I get. Too many crazies in this world who appear normal. It might be best to get someone who has limited English as Mom can really get on a person's nerve and if they don't completely understand what she is saying it might be a good thing. :chuckle

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