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I caring for my mother 24/7 around clock and I feel like I am lost, exhausted and my life is over. I tell myself I have to be strong for her and myself. ( i have a daughter who is twenty one years old. She is living with her boyfriend, And she very self center, she does not help us out at all)My mom her condition is not getting any better at this time. Lately she is delusion and disoriented, moreover she has also suffering from a scoliosis( curvature in her spinal, can't walk for a long, she walks no more than 5 or 10 minutes) My current situation affected on my emotional well being which made me sadden. I am hopeless and I wanted to better care for my mother and I am doing the best I can. But I feel I am not good enough and feeling inadequate. Does anyone go through similar circumstances and how to cope with all these stresses? Any suggestions and advises I would greatly appreciated it. I would like to Thank you for all of you, it means a lot to me. Especially yoga girl, Katie, Geebee and thank you all.
Well, make that first call to an Area Agency on Aging and please believe us that no one is supposed to try to do 24/7/365 care solo. You'd think the hospice social worker would realize you need a little more help than 2 hours a week(and I'm betting that you are there for those 2 hours anyways...); maybe if the nurse or aid who comes out has just not thought of that, contacting them would be a first option as well. Are you privy to enough financial info/have enough control to decide to fund some respite for you? Is Medicaid a possibility?
It means so much to me..
I felt all alone and hopeless until I found this web page has
Comfort me so much. I used to work as a full time work
And had friends before now I am stucked with my mother. I loss of contact with my friends and feel so isolated. This web site is like a family..
Thank you for sharing
Your story and your encouragement.
Everthing for 24/7 and have no life of own your own?
I feel I am totally burn out and feeling of hopeless and depressed..
I don't know how long I have to care for my frail
Mom, who is suffering from Alzheimer's disease.
I am in my forties and i feel like I am missing out so much in my like. My mother is in her late 80s.
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