My FIL is having open heart surgery and the doctor informed me that he will need 24 hr care for 2 weeks following at home. I have made arrangements for MIL to go to AS facility until he is given the "all clear". MIL has dementia. I have gotten her long term insurance to cover her care. Up until now the FIL (overnight), an aide (4x a week) and myself have been caring for MIL. FIL and I get paid $0 and money is strictly budgeted. I have my own family and medical situation. We cannot commit to 24 hrs a day for 2 weeks then 60 - 80% for 4 -6 weeks. I am already committed to helping with all doctor appointments, rehab and errands. Any suggestions! ?
I was told just tell the home health care nurse when she comes in before he gets discharged from the hospital. I feel like that's playing with fire, way too much room for it to all fall back on me.