Alone and caring for sister at home.
I'm 62 years old not in great health and have been taking care of my 73 year old sister for the past 2 years. She has hand lung cancer and recently broke her hip. I have no help I'm at home 7 days a week 24 hours a day except to run to the store. She was in a rehab facility up until 3 weeks ago and since has been back to the hospital twice she is currently in the hospital now. She gets infections mainly UTI,s then become disoriented and can not walk or even stand. I want to care for her at home but my body is so sore from lifting, that is something I know I cant continue to do. I'm so sad for her and just don't know what the next step will be. She is a kind person does not give any problems but just wants to stay at home and die at home. I'm beginning to think this may not be possible. She also can not eat so she has a PEG tube which I also do, well I do everything for her as of now she can not do anything for herself. Our Mother was in a nursing home in the beginning it was ok then they changed hands twice and it became a nightmare. We ended up moving her out of state to a smaller nicer place, she passed away 9 months later. Guess I'm just wanting to vent I have no one to talk to.