Here I am again posting the same rant. I still have the same emotions maybe bordering on burnout. How do you as caregivers who have no husbands or other friend or relative to converse with only your mother who has dementia? This life is very lonely and isolating. And it is very hard to find a good inexpensive, reliable person to fill in for those times we need to escape if only a few hours. I find myself sleeping more and drained of energy to engage in any kind of social life outside the home. After fulfilling my duties for my mother, I feel too drained to do much else. I know most will say find placement for her in a good facility but knowing my mother, she wouldn't be happy away from her familiar surroundings and would not last long. Question: if the POA signs a contract with the facility, but the mother misbehaves terribly, can the home release her for such conduct? I'm using the services of Catholic Charities at present but the woman spends her time sleeping and will not wake my mother to eat, etc. All of the at home agencies charge 20 dollars an hour to just supervise. This is a sad scenario when the elderly have and choose to lean on a daughter or son for her his care. Suggestions to not lose my mind? Thank you kind warriors.