My father is elderly but was 100 percent independent. He drove, cares for himself, cooked, lived alone. He contracted covid.
After 60 days so far of icu on a vent, a trach, and now off of the vent, trach is removed he is in acute rehab.
He will need to learn to walk, he is having trouble swallowing, he currently has a catheter and a feeding tube.
We are 1/2 a week in at acute rehab and they are telling us he will only be there a total of 2 weeks. They are already talking about when he comes home and what we (myself and my two siblings) will need to be able to care for him.
I do not want to have to help him shower, clean up messes if he can’t make it to the bathroom and that type of care. I don’t think he would want us doing that either. I also have some health issues that would make lifting him an issue.
my one sibling will be insistent that he should come home.
How do I handle this? I have a week to figure it all out.