Is there such thing as babysitters for elders while at the MN Mayo

Posted by megalon @megalon, Jan 21 8:02pm

Hello, my parents BOTH have appointments at Mayo in Rochester over a 3 day stint. One parent has cancer and dementia and the other, the primary caregiver parent has mobility issues- the dementia parent has one appointment the 1st day and the primary care parent with mobility issues has several over the 3 days. They still live independently per their wishes, and are managing that somewhat ok. However there is no one to be with the dementia parent while the other parent is having their appointments and for obvious reasons they cant be alone. It's like they need a babysitter. Is there such a thing for elders/people with dementia? Has anyone had a similar situation?
I will try the concierge when they open tomorrow, but until then I thought Id check here.
Thank you!

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megalon @megalon

Good idea to check with concierge service.

Also, you might want to check this discussion thread, in comments @cheyennepeterson has list various options.



Hello @megalon, Rochester has a few places that might be able to help your family members with your upcoming trip to Rochester. Some options could be Quality Care, Visiting Angels, and Recover Health. These are all Companion Services that would have different things they can help you with. I have included information for all of them, including a list of services they can provide, below. I hope one of these will meet your needs when you are in Rochester.

Quality Care (507) 258-4578- 24-Hour Emergency assistance, Companionship, Errands and shopping, Laundry, Light housekeeping, meal preparations, Medication reminders, Nursing care, Respite care

Visiting Angels (507) 289-1147- Meal prep, light housekeeping, errands, shopping, walks, medication reminders, hourly care, 24/7 multiple shift care, temporary or long-term, respite care for family, companionship, conscious sedation assistance.

Recover Health (507) 282-2246- Skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, infusion therapy, wound care, mental health, extended hour nursing, medication therapy management, independent living services, client consultation, lifeline, home health aide, personal care services, homemaking


@megalon, did you find services that were helpful for your parents? Any recommendations for other people who might be in a similar situation?


@megalon, did you find services that were helpful for your parents? Any recommendations for other people who might be in a similar situation?

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Hi there!
I did call around to a few places. what i found is that most places are really just set up for folks who live in rochester. Most of them have like a one time non-refundable $200 charge to use their service in addition to the hourly charge. We did not use any of the resources, it was unfortunately cost prohibitive for them.

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