I am the primary caregiver for my parents (92 and 90). My father has Parkinson's and is being released from the hospital after a bout of severe constipation and a possible volvulus (twisting/flopping of colon) for which a rectal tube was inserted. He has not been out of bed from 6 days. We have had a hospital bed delivered to the home and he has a walker. I have a commode ready for the bedside and he also has pull-up incontinence "underwear." I've been told by the hospital social worker that he should quality for an aide 5 days a week for about 3 hours a day. My mother who is in better shape than my father would be with him all day, but is not really equipped to help him a lot. I also work full time and have requested a week off to get them settled in. In short, I'm terrified. How do I help them? My mom is unable to be a true caregiver and tetters from depressed to agitated to nearly non-functional cognitively. I live with them, have no spouse, children or siblings. I did not as for him to be released to a nursing home/rehab as no visitors are allowed and it would disorient and disturb him greatly.
Thank you for any suggestions! I'm overwhelmed.