My father suffers from severe diabetes (with every possible complication) He has renal failure and is on dialysis.
He has recently become immobile and bed bound. Needless to say his general health is extremely poor and his cognitive function is suffering and it gets worse with every problem he faces.
He has a permanent live in caretaker- who changes him, feeds him and tends to his basic needs. My father doesn't sleep at night and often has many requests- like a drink of water, or he'll want to turnover or sit up. I got him an electric bed but he refuses to use it, or he can't... I can't really tell. His caretaker is becoming increasingly frustrated and wants to leave and it's getting hard for me to find others because the lack of sleep really gets to them. I don't know what to do.
Some of them will ignore him at night when his requests get too much but then he will start screaming for me at the top of his lungs.
I don't know what to do... Any advice?
I live with him, I got the caretaker because I couldn't handle this situation anymore and i often have to travel for work.