My dad keeps calling me from Respite Care. What do I do? Answer and talk to him or just ignore him?
I have not answered his calls and I am not feeling the relief I thought I would from the respite care. In his voicemail he is asking for his truck and saying he has stuff to do bills to pay and he does not belong there............ and my heart breaks. I take care of his bills and sold his vehicle 9 months ago because he has no business driving. His home is a shanty so he has been living with me for a year. I was in desperate need of a break. He has Alzheimer's and I would say he is at stage 5 according to this website. He is still fairly with it but clearly has dementia. He is not at the point to where he needs 24/7 care but I needed a break. I am afraid to answer his call and explain he does not have a car anymore and I have taken care of everything. He has been there one week and has 4 more to go. When does this end? When do I get to feel like a normal person?