I am the ONLY child caregiver for my mom that requires 24/7 care, for toileting, eating, immobile, pretty late stage dementia. Mama had a stroke which made her unable to walk or bear weight for very long. She needs help with everything and is on a strict toileting schedule in which needs transfer help. How did you handle it?
I am working full time from 8 - 5 in which a caregiver helps during this time but I have anxiety on if the caregiver will show up or if they quit. I have kids in the house and take care of. I take care of mama at night and get up in the middle of the night to change her diaper. I have a little support from my husband who gives me grief from time to time. I have no other help. How did you handle this if you went or going through a similar situation? Can I get more help? No, It's expensive and my friends can't help. Post me your life schedule, maybe we can bounce ideas off of each other to lessen the load or pain.