I just found out we need to apply for Medicaid as my mom needs to be put on a waiting list for a LTCC (Long Term Community Care).
Do other people have a hard time letting go when you have a feeling that your loved one is getting to the point where you can no longer take care of them on your own? Also do you have a hard time calling friends or reaching out for help or finding people you can depend on in the event that you need someone in the event that you have emergency and no one is there? She is getting to where she doesn't like for us to move her and can't make it to the bedside toilet. Not eating very well either. Just am feeling very bad about her and cannot really afford a fancy place even though we have Tricare from my dad being in military and Medicare. Since I have not been able to work because most of my time has been dedicated to taking care of my parents, unfortunately other than time I have not had much in the way of financial support to contribute in the last several months. So am just having mixed feelings of guilt, sadness and a little bit of anger (but not so much). The guilt and sadness seem to be taking over as I feel like there should be more I could do to help her feel better so she could be "normal" and live at home like she (and my dad) want her to. Trying not to beat myself up too much as this is not easy at all. It was hard to even put this question under this topic as it is hard to accept. Not doing very well with it at all.