My sister and I provide caregiving for our 96-year-old mom in her home. We split the week every week. She’s always been adamant that she doesn’t allow “strangers” in the home. Up to now it’s been possible to manage without outside help.
But this past week she’s weakened, she’s more unsteady, losing her balance, barely making it upstairs with help.
I am absolutely certain that she will continue to vigorously oppose anyone coming into the house to assist her.
But separately from that, I am so afraid of Covid. My sister and I have insulated her from the public since March 2020. Despite her vaccinations, I think she would die from covid quickly in her current state.
Does anyone else share these fears? When does the need for care override the risk of possible infection?
I realize there is no one solution that fits everyone. I’m just reaching out.