I am sole caregiver need your advice. I have no personal life anymore since caring for mom. And when I am able to entertain or go visit I have to take mom with me and that's not enjoying myself. I no longer work and have no one to really help me, so I just want to be able to get her tired out so the remainder of the evening belongs to me. She goes to ADH 2 days a weeks but I need more. She has begun to look or follow me from room to room in the house and I feel smothered. I take her out as often as I can, but she acts like she is so tired as soon as we get out the car, walk through the a store or visit someone. Its like I don't know what to do to get her satisfied.
I really want to place her in ALF but her income will not cover her stay and I cant afford to pay the difference.