Im ready to discuss with my siblings the idea of Assisted Living for our father. I know it will not go over well but Ive had it. In his case, he is not in bad physical health. he cannot live by himself but he does not need constant care. The main problem is that he doesnt LISTEN and it effects everything. He doesnt listen especially when it comes to business matters. He wants repairs done and allows himself to get talked into paying much more than he should..then he claims he doesnt remember asking for that and blames me for it or swears hes being scammed. Today he tried to imply that my 14 year old took out a card in his name. Even though I called the Department store to verify when the card was opened and that he walked into the store two years ago and opened the account, he kept insisting it was a scam or identity theft.
He wastes alot of money on MAIL SCAMS. We tell him not to answer those types of calls, not to send money in order to get money..but he doesnt listen. He spends most of the day flrting with the HHA or loudly bragging about my sister within earshot of me. He is completely aware of what he is doing. Im mentally and physically worn out and Ive only been living back home since May. In my mind these are reasons why Dad should be in Assisted Living, but I do not think my siblings will agree. I do want to move but with the winter upon us, I think I will be stuck here for at least a couple of more months. Every day is a battle. I dont blame his behavior on any type of memory loss. He is just a bitter, angry old man..