2 thoughts on “An in-home aide can make all the difference — but not if anyone becomes jealous or uncomfortable. How to help a spouse who’s jealous of a care aide.

  • January 4, 2012 at 12:59 am
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    I was once asked to provide a caregiver for a father. He was the primary caregiver of his wife and his children thought he could use some time away doing the things he loved with his friends or on his own. The caregiver reported that she had a great time, with his wife and felt as though they were on the way to developing a close and trusting relationship. The wife did not feel the same she felt abandoned, she did not need anyone, she was capable and that it was something that the two of them would work out alone without outside influence.

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    • January 5, 2012 at 7:24 am
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      Thanks Elizabeth yes this is another one of many complex care giving issues. Both sides need to be considered and if possible the recipient of care needs to be included in the decision making process for a smoother transition of respite or support for the caregiver.

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