Is there an agency to help an adult child cross all the T's? Someone has called DHR on my parents' home. Is there a checklist of any kind to help my brother as caregiver of our parents? I buy supplies, send supplies, I set up a housekeeper for them (they had to quit due to allergies to cleaning products?) and had the house detailed for $300 when I was there last month. I work 2 jobs and also care for my husband who is near retirement after heart surgery.
I am 750 miles away and try to give support in any way I am able when not able to be there. I am there for him to talk to - and he called me upset that someone has called DHR. My unmarried brother has no other responsibilities but them. They are his life.
He was gone for 2-3 hours handing their bills and getting groceries. He was told that he cannot leave them for that long, but he has to go pick up food for them. How long is too long? The man did not say.
If there is a DHR checklist somewhere I would be most appreciative to send this along to him. I told him he may need to find someone capable of staying with them for certain amounts of time. We just need to find out what that time is.
I am having him call a lady at the local hospital (social worker) that was instrumental in giving us information. I told him maybe she can help him, and I will try to see what I can find here.