My 85 yr old father has been admitted to rehab every two years since 2015.
The first was after a stroke and the others for falls. He has resided with me after the fall prior to this current one. Almost two years to be exact.
Although He is well aware of his limitations and medical devices are in place to assist as well as family.
Falls still occur because he is stubborn and or wanting not to be a burden.
My question is how do you ask your sibling, who resides nine hours away to assist you in caring for our father?
What I would like to happen is for my sibling to take on some of the responsibility of caring for our dad in their home.
I am torn ,because a year ago their spouse passed.
Prior to that many years were spent being the spouse caregiver. As well as how traveling would affect our father.
My sibling would get to spend whatever time my dad has left caring for him.
My sibling hasn't seen our father in almost six years mainly due to what I mentioned prior.
In addition to my sibling, other family is close by such as adult grandchildren and adult great grandchildren.