My husband has been living with and caring for his 80 year-old father since his father fell about six weeks ago. His dad is practically helpless. He needs assistance getting out of bed, using the bathroom, etc. He is probably capable of making a simple meal for himself, but he won't. However, he is capable of playing the slot machines at the casino. Or at least he was until he fell out of bed and hurt his arm. My husband has been coming home every few days for a few hours at a time. But he can't stay the night because his dad seems to need care 24/7. Whenever he tells his dad that he's coming to see us, his dad pouts. I should add that he has a nurse, a home health aide, a social worker, a psychologist, and a physical therapist who visit him regularly. Right now he has help on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings. His daughter visits on Tuesdays and Thursdays. They are working on getting someone to visit twice a day. He will not go to an assisted living facility or nursing home until he is forced to. My husband feels obligated to live with him. Does anyone know of any alternatives? His dad lives 30 miles away.