The second woman tried to do everything for her quadraplegic mother, at home. It ended her marriage. The day her husband said he was leaving, she murdered her mother. Ultimate caregiver burnout.
Then you have me.
I am not a proponent of group homes. Maybe I just see "the dregs". Maybe only the worst and most terrible group homes use the paratransit service. I don't know. But what I do see is horrific. Unwashed, unfed, in dirty diapers. Bad behavior. Warehousing. I look at the residents and think, I was expected to put Ron somewhere like that? And I'm crazy, because I said no?
I can't think of anyone I hate enough to put in a group home. And they're big business, $30-50K a year, per resident.
One of our drivers complained very bitterly, to us, one day. He had always admired the …