May 31, 2015 - 11:05 AM
The next time the caregiver is there your Dad will be a little more relaxed with Mom running out for a bit.
If your Dad and the caregiver get involved with a project or going for a walk it will be easier and easier for Mom to leave. After a while Dad won't even notice when she runs out for a bit.
Jun 04, 2015 - 10:37 AM
I have worked with some families in the past whose loved one (with dementia, and others without) who 'fire' the caregiver claiming they don't need help, care is too expensive, etc and the caregiver leaves telling the resposible party 'they fired me.' Just being upfront with the caregiver about how to handle such situations should they arise is important and helps any misunderstandings down the line.