How do you get an elderly parent on board with in home care?
I have been my dad's primary caregiver for 6 years now and find as he has become less able to care for himself that I am becoming overwhelmed. As I read in one of the stories here, my siblings are all involved when he is in the hospital or at a critical health state but quickly go back to their lives once the acute state is resolved, leaving me to provide the daily, more long term care. In addition to my full time job outside of the house, I juggle his home care, all of his doctor and medical appointments, his medications, etc. When I try to discuss some part time in home care, he insists that he can do for himself. How do I get him to understand without taking away what he seems to consider his last bit of independence?