Caregiving a difficult abusive parent.
I would like to start a discussion about this topic and see what others think. It seem to me we need more direct and realistic approaches to dealing with aging parents and we need to stop this nonsense about approaching it with god's help. This is a growing epidemic in our country, the largest populace is people age 85 and up. And who is taking care of them? US, and especially the children, usually one while others sit back and do nothing. We need support, help, no lip service and real doing. We also need to cut out these blood sucking professional in home services that are eating up our medicare and medicaid and charging insane prices for home care. There are also people who want to help, but cannot due to agencies that are preventing them from getting to you directly without you paying a fee. We have to stop this. You can hire a baby-sitter on your own, but low and behold, you cannot hire anyone to come care for your elderly mother because of the bullcrap out there about hiring in home aide. As a caregiver I am appalled at the lack of services, the lack of help for caregivers, everything comes with a huge price tag, let us join up and put a stop to this nonsense.