I am a Daughter in law that is concerned about being a Long Term Caregiver. My Father in law is 94 and he recently fell on his Kitchen Floor and was Hospitalized for 2 weeks. he had no broken bones . Just Skin Tears on both his Arms and one are had 8 stitches. He finally came home Wed, Aug, 14th and is at home now with his Daughter that is taking care of him Short term. She is only here for 2 more days. She could only stay a week.
Our problem is after she leaves we are going to be the Main Prime Caregivers and I had not had any training for this. I know how to take care of him and all but Long term is a problem because My Husband works nights , 2pm to 10:30pm. I have a job partime. My son too. We need care in between time. My Husband was thinking of taking a "Leave of Abscense" but he has only accumulated 6 months at his job. So that makes My son and I the primary care givers. Even though my Father in law is getting stronger we don't want him to fall again. If anyone out there has any suggestions will be much appreciated.
He did not get to go to a Rehab center because the didn't have beds open so we are doing this ourselves. Thank you for listening.
Valerie W, Jackson,Miss.