So I am back to ask for advice on current situation with my mom and sister. My sister had three procedures on her face for skin cancer in the past two months. Mom doesn't want hired in care as she doesn't like them, so I volunteered to try to help with specified condition that I don't do the butt lift thing like my sister does. The surgery days and follow up days went pretty well. But the past three days have been somewhat of a nightmare, especially last night. I don't butt lift mom but I do try to make sure she is safe, clean, has good food I buy and make to eat if she chooses to eat it and help her get to the padded commode I purchased for her. Sometimes mom has to sit on it until she complies with the directions she needs to do to help me assist her to get off it and stand. Our biggest problem is her pushing her feet forward instead of putting them under herself and not leaning over. So yesterday I made her a flashcard of what she needed to do so she could just read it and have me hounding her to do it, as well as a my terrible drawing of her feet and where she needs to place and keep them to be able to stand. When my sister was gone, it worked fine. But then my sister got home and things went down hill again. My sister had actually called me earlier to come help that morning as well as the night before as mom wasn't following her directions and she wouldn't sit down anywhere although mom gets very tired upright trying to walk with her walker for much of a distance. Each time, I dropped everything and had my special needs adult daughter join me to help. Last night after being there nine hours and coming back home for maybe three, my sister called again telling me mom had fallen in her bedroom on the carpet and wasn't hurt, but she needed to get her up as mom didn't want the fire department to come help. So once again, off my daughter and I went with me packing my daughter's dinner of pork chop and peas along as I hadn't had time to mash the potatoes even. Husband is away on a business trip.
Once there, mom was on laying on her floor carpet but didn't appear to have any wounds and could move her her limbs. She just said her toe hurt. Believe it or not, we came up with creative method to get mom up sitting, use her padded commode, and then she was able to stand but walk very little. The problem came in trying to get her from her transport chair to her bed. As it was well past midnight by now, I got very frustrated and let them know. Mom was just not following any directions and I had to let her and my sister know that something has to really change. My sister still has two areas of melanoma in situ that surgeon did not get clear and her stitches there didn't heal either. He said no more surgery as it would disfigure her too much. So my sister is concerned as are we. I told mom she has to let my sister sleep and she cannot be available to come help her get out of bed or chairs 24/7 anymore. I also let them know that I cannot do that either so I am not available. I have my daughter as well as husband needing me too. I can help a few hours each day but rules have to be set that no lifts out of chairs when just helped to sit there three minutes prior.
I told them both that when caregivers are hired, I doubt any one of them would come running to lift mom from here to there multiple times in an hour as well as lift her on and off the commode without a belt or something else. Mom won't let them come and doesn't want to move out of her home. Mom doesn't want her house to look full of any of the things my sister currently needs her to use like commodes, transport chair, manual walker, and Rolator. Both mom and sister look like zombies from lack of sleep, day plan, proper food, stress, etc. I cannot join them. But I do want to help.
So my question, how can I help them although what they want me to do is not healthy for me to even try to do. I cannot stay up all night myself and function well enough the next day or butt lift.