So my father is entering a "lifecare retirement community" in the nursing care unit, other areas are more for independent/assisted living, it's not called a "nursing home" but it's all the same I guess, there are less residents than your average NH but overall, still feeling anxious & nervous about this next step, he suffers from alzheimers & parkinsons, it fluctuates between knowing his surroundings and not knowing where he is, i'm sure you all know what I am talking about, my mother who recently passed away never wanted this for him, but the options are limited at this point and the funding to keep him home has been difficult, majority of siblings are ok w/ this decision, of course I will be visiting/calling often, etc......but still feeling crazy about this plan, hoping it will be easier for him if he doesn't realize what's going on? any advice to ease the pain that I feel for him?
Its never easy taking this step. Trust me I know. But where my mom is now she is getting the care I know myself and my siblings could not provide for her. Just know you are doing the right thing.
This has been a difficult passage for you, what with the sibling drama and your mom's passing. And now dad going to a facility.
Time to take care of yourself. A couple of therapy sessions would be a good investment in your own future.