And not her caregiver, financial planner, cook, taxi, shopper, etc. While we have caregivers that come in and take care of her while I am work, I have "lost" my role as JUST her daughter. I have noticed that our relationship has changed in so many ways, and I don't like it. Yes, I could put her in a nursing home, but that would only be for MY benefit, not hers. I hope to keep her at home as long as I can. She has had PD for 21 years, and has been wheelchair bound for about 8 years. When she is doing well we go shopping and have fun, go out to eat, etc. but those days are fewer and fewer as she has lost her strength and desire to shop. Even if she went into a nursing home, I am her POA so I would still be responsible for the bills, etc. I am so happy to have found this place where we can vent and give each other support and hugs. God Bless each and every one of you who are taking care of loved ones. Some of you have been at this for much much longer than I have and I don't know how you do it!
I pray for each and every one of you.