Only child caregiver that is EXHAUSTED!
Hello and thank you for this site.
Help! This is not my mother. Her personality has changed so much and she has become very aggressive. Our interaction is unpleasant and overwhelming.
We are both only children and there are no relatives near of far to assist me. The caregivers hired, left due to Mom's nastiness - so can remain alone.
For the past 17 months, we are living together for the first time in a very long time. We are in a small 2bd /1 bath but it has a yard for my mother to let her dog out. More importantly, the Paramedics arrive in a timely fashion.
Mom is still "lucid" but I question her behavior. She complains that I am not taking care of her but declines my assistance or get annoyed that I am in her presence. I mostly stay in my room and walk on eggs when I venture out. If she were to go to a facility, in order to manage her they will medicate her. This was done with my father at rehab and immediately removed him.
It appears most of the post, the adult caregivers are working or resigned to care of a person for their parent. How and where can I get support in the Los Angeles?
It is late and work later today.
Thank you and wishing everyone strength and sanity.
ps, I went to ER for chest pains and declined admission because there is no one to care for my mother in my absence.