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This Week's Carenote - 04/19/11
I stumbled on your Web site while trying to find a place to take my 87-year-old mom on Saturdays (so that I can get a break and really give the house a good cleaning).  I have called and talked to so many places that offer daycare during the week, but there is nothing on Saturdays.   When I called the last place on my list to see if Saturday care was available, the woman said, “Sorry, we only have weekday service for daycare.”  Jokingly, I said, “Maybe I’ll start my own Saturday respite.”  The woman thought that was a great idea and said I would have plenty of clients.  Well, that was over six months ago and I am still thinking about a Saturday respite.
 
All of that said, I need to ask, how do I start up a small respite Saturday or weekend daycare?  Do you know anyone who can direct me or help me out?  I figured maybe four clients (including my mom) with one hired person experienced in the aged and medical background.
 
Thank you,
T


 

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