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I need someone to watch my elderly mom. Do I need to get a cna or will a neighbor lady be ok?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Depends

Lots of variables.
What kind of issues does your mom have? How healthy is your neighbor? Is this just temporary? Or are you looking for a long-term solution? What if something is broken or missing from house - how will you feel if it was your neighbor? At least w/hired help, they should be bonded (insured). Plus they have more training. Discuss this w/other family members.

In brief: Depends

Lots of variables.
What kind of issues does your mom have? How healthy is your neighbor? Is this just temporary? Or are you looking for a long-term solution? What if something is broken or missing from house - how will you feel if it was your neighbor? At least w/hired help, they should be bonded (insured). Plus they have more training. Discuss this w/other family members.
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