Whom do I turn to to get help when your of low income trying to take care of a 90 year old parent at home? AOoA,State office no help. All I get is excuses or no return calls. I have been battling them for almost 2 years. With AOoA I've gone thru 5 agencies and over 30 aides.Aides who had no idea how to take care of a 90 year Alzheimer's patient. Aides who had on average 4 months experience.Now they say they can't staff rural Northwest Ohio. The State Department on Aging has basically forced me to go through a program called Consumer Directive, where I find someone and the State and Local Offices take their time having the prospective aide go through paper work and BCI checks costing up to 70.00 dollars. The process can take 3 to 6 months to complete. My mom is 90 years old and Alzheimer's is going to take her life. So because I pissed people off they all basically ignore me and go at their own pace. I have called State and Local representatives and it all funnels down to the local AOoA, the origin of all my problems. So now I feel like I'm in a small boat in the middle of a lake with holes in it and everybody is on shore watching us sink. Well I'm her 65 year son and I'm not going to let her drown. We have no family,she was an orphan at berth. my dad and his family have all passed away and I'm single with on X's or children.
Putting her in a nursing home is not going to happen as long as I'm alive. We spent together a total of 45 days in nursing / rehab homes and being low income you do not get quality care. So it will be interesting to read any responses to this post. Stay forever young, I'm out.