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    New York and Jacksonville short-term care

    My wife and I sometimes go to New York City to visit my daughter. I would like to give my wife a break from my care (quad) when we are there. Anybody know of someone who could help? (Just to bathe and dress in morning.)

    Also, my family is taking a vacation on Atlantic Beach (Jacksonville area) in early August. I would like the same morning care. Any ideas?


    As long as you don't need any bowel or bladder or wound care, you could probably private pay for a CNA or HHA from a local nursing agency. Many do require a minimum number of hours for each visit though. You can get home health agency numbers from the Yellow Pages, or try calling the independent living center near where you want to visit for a list.

    You may find it easier and actually cheaper to take a local PCA or CNA with you on your trip. Paying their transportation and hotel may be cheaper than dealing with an agency. You will also be able to screen the person first, do some training, and not have to fumble around with an unskilled person trying to learn your care in a strange environment (which can also take longer).

    The SCI-Nurses are advanced practice nurses specializing in SCI/D care. They are available to answer questions, provide education, and make suggestions which you should always discuss with your physician/primary health care provider before implementing. Medical diagnosis is not provided, nor do the SCI-Nurses provide nursing or medical care through their responses on the CareCure forums.