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You say in your profile that you're caring for your husband and that you are NOT a caregiver, so it's now time to get help for him and for you. It's ok that you're not a caregiver, as many folks are not. That's why there are all different kinds of facilities available for your husband, although it sounds like a Memory Care facility will be the best option for him, since he has some mental decline. You can check out the facilities in your area either online or some are now doing in person visits as well. You have to now do what's not only best for your husband and his safety, but also what's best for you. I wish you the best.
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If you are asking, you are apparently in need of help in caring for your husband. The earlier you have the help you need the better for both you and your husband. Your first call should go to your Area Agency on Aging. The AAAs are state wide agencies that can offer free referrals for in home care caregivers, legal assistance, respite care and other services that a caregiver may eventually need. You can call them at 866-468-7887.
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It depends on what kind of help you need: for yourself or for you husband. More caregiver help in the home with your husband's needs or financial help? Help with the yard work, housecleaning, etc?
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Well, I feel that you are the only one who knows the point at which you reach your wit's end. In the past, i have turned to a counseling professional to help me find peace when I reach the point of not know where to go - or what to do. Have you tried a counselor to help you through trying times? What do you think?
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I just read your profile. I see that you are asking about your husband.

I would say that NOW is the time to call for help. If you are looking for help or answers to your questions then please reach out to your husband’s doctor.

You also state that you are retired and not a caregiver. I am not exactly sure what you meant by this statement. Do you mean that you aren’t a ‘professional’ caregiver?

Most people on this forum are not professional caregivers. They are overseeing their family members care but aren’t necessarily in the medical field themselves.
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