I was hoping to garner the opinion of the people on this forum about employing someone to handle non-caring duties for my mother-in-law. She lives in accommodation that provides 24-hour care service, so that end is well taken care of. Where we have difficulties is with things like getting a shopping list, handling the mail, and just with ensuring everything is running smoothly (case in point, just today when my wife visited, she realised the shower was completely blocked and perhaps could have been for days!).
Does anyone have experience of hiring someone for a few hours a week as our first point of contact with everything that is going on, from ensuring relevant mail is passed on to us, to keeping on top of any appointments that might come up, even with helping us stay in better contact with my mother-in-law. It would be quite a varied role.
I would be interested to know if people went through the council, or local care agencies or simply put out an ad and hired privately. Thanks in advance for your help.