It doesn't give me nearly the break I expected. I don't know how 24/7 caregivers do it! I admire you so much! Mom calls me at least 6x a day and if I don't answer the phone, I have the *pleasure* of listening to a 10min long voice mail. I try to visit mom in the ALF every other day, but the days I don't visit (and even the days I do) I get bombarded with calls from her asking "when am I coming to see her?"
I do her laundry, my laundry, her bills, my bills, her housekeeping (until home is sold), my housekeeping, etc,
Yes at least I get a break from full-time caregiving, but not nearly as much as I had thought. Argh! Can anyone else relate?
(Again, apologies to full time caregivers. :) )