Investigative report out of Seattle...already the pols are acting on this and moving to change the laws on these places:
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FollowBefriend (25)413 threads6,980 comments Saint George, UTelliemae's website
and so pertinent to the subject... the OP is very interesting - sad, too.
FollowBefriend2 comments Santa Rosa, CA
Washington's neighbor to the South, Oregon, has legal euthanasia. In todays indignified
jungle, one wouldn't know if one so qualified and successful were a philanthropist or a crimminal ! - sort of lke on April 15.
FollowBefriend (6)85 threads969 comments 44 maleEgg Harbor City, NJ
So lets look at the one case example they gave us. For $3,200 a month, they agree to house and care for one patient, joining 5 other patients living in the same house. So total income is $19,200, this is over 3 times the combine income for me and my wife. Total income 230k a year. Now lets say they have a mortgage, utilities and have to pay for food for six adults, Food is roughly $112 a person a month, but six people or more under one roof, the expenditure drops to $937. Add in a mortgage, and utilities, total expenses roughly 4k a month, that leaves $15,200. Now you have to hire someone to help you care for these people. I read various estimates, but $14 seems about average. So $14 * 24 hours a day = $336 * 30 days = $10,080, that pays for 3 people working 8 hour shifts covering every day. Naturally there are times when you would want two care givers assisting you and other times when at night when they are sleeping, none. While I was agree that locking your clients in there room at night would be inhumane, you still want to make sure they do not wonder away at night, there are some steps you could take, such as a more complicated doors handles that would require someone thinking straight to open them.
Now it's that the kind of life I would willing sign up for, but it's certain doable within a reasonable amount of cost and profit. 60k profit a year over and above what it cost you to pay your mortgages sounds like a pretty decent living to me. From reading the story, she "got terribly stressed out when her only caregiver went on vacation ..." indicates to me she wasn't properly staffed. So she was only really paying maybe $2,200 a month tops for help, and she was pocketing over 12k a month profits.