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I have cared for both my elderlly mother and father for over 7 years. In January of 2010 my father passed away in my home. I have been caring for my mother (now alone) in my home since dad died. She has become mean, says hateful things about me and is constantly harassing me. I broke my hip last November and was hospitalized, went through surgery and placed in physical rehabilitation during that time. I was then forced to retire as an educator of 40 years due to my physical condition. Since she has been living here I have been placed on medication and my physical health is deteriorating. Just last week had 2 endoscopy's to try and find out why I cannot swallow my food. I have 2 capable brothers who have done nothing to assist in helping me with my mother. The one brother is a psychologist (his wife a psychologist also) and they refuse to help in her care. He only calls her and does not drive to see here. The other brother has been absent for many years as he and my mother never had a communicative relationship. You see, I am doing this 24/7 without help and now I have health issues which are serious. I need to find out how I can get help in someone speaking to my brother (the psychologist) that now I need his help. He does not answer my text messages, calls, and when I was in the hospital last year would not let my mother stay in his home...she had to stay in this house everyday alone until I returned from a 1 month stay in the hospital for my hip. I need help as this is affecting my health. How can you help me. She refuses to leave, sleeps on the couch when I have a 5 bedroom home, constantly antagonizes/provokes me, makes me feel guilty. I am harassed by her daily and also she has a urine-like order that permeates. She bathes daily but this does not seem to help. I am an educated women who is worth something...how can you assist in getting my psychologist brother to begin to deal with this situation? Enough is enough as I am worn out. My e-mail is email@example.com. My phone # is (661) 424-1957. Cell # is (818) 687-6243. Please ask to speak directly to me. Please assist. Thank you.
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