Debby requires all day care. The core care team is comprised of Chantal, Emily (domestic care aide), and two of Chantal’s brothers. All family members live in separate homes on the same street. Emily is a long-trusted aide and has been employed by the family for some time. Emily also provides practical and emotional support to Chantal. They work in shifts: Emily works during the day and handles interactions with hospice nurses and other aides; Chantal takes over in the evening until the morning. Her nearby brothers cover gaps. A third brother who lives further away helps to manage Debby’s financial issues. Chantal, Bill and Debby are comforted by the family dog.
Debby has an extensive caregiving network on account of her numerous illnesses. She has two hospice aides and a hospice nurse. She also sees a pain management doctor monthly.