Anybody doing full time care have any advice for a single rookie who has quit his job to be caregiver?

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A regional Elder Services agency (like Cape Cod & Islands), which focuses on health rather than recreational issues, can help with support now, as well as in the future as your father's needs increase: they work with the Visiting Nurses Association (home aids, therapists...), social workers, provide respite care, support groups, and advice about home accommodations.
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That is what I thought but want to hear from someone experienced ahead of time to be prepared.
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I guess the best advice I can give you is to remember to take care of yourself. Don't feel guilty taking time for yourself. Maybe go to the local senior center or call and see what is offered to help you both or call your local town hall and ask the council on aging for some direction.
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My dad take care of himself in the bathroom and shower, but bills, meals, appointment he is forgetfull. I do have to remind him to shower. He sleeps away most of the day and does no physical activity. I'm lookinig for help for myself I guess ? No insurance
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I'm from MA and care for my 91 yr Mom. She has dementia, some days are better than others... Is your Dad able to take care of his own personal need , as in bathroom,showering,meals etc..Do you need advice in any specific area of care?
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My 83 year old father, just out of the hospital for CHF, had a stroke in 08 and lost his wife 8/09. Been in a decline ever since.
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Hi Seacoast..Who are you caring for, and what is the illness?
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