My father is a very strong, often selfish, man. When I say strong I mean bull headed. He had a brain bleed last year, had a crani in May 2017, and now has Alzheimer's. He is 87 years old. My mother is deceased. I have four siblings, two located somewhat nearby and the other two out of state.
Since I am the POA, my siblings only show an interest when they want something. Other than that, there is no contact.
Prior to dad's surgery, I promised him that I would not allow them to put him in a nursing home. I wish that I had never made that promise. I told my husband that I was going to help my dad because when mom went to a nursing home from the hospital, she died of failure to thrive. I wasn't allowing that to happen to him. He has come a long way, and is getting along well. He just gets confused and hallucinates a lot. He is also very mean to me, calling me fat, claiming I'm stealing his money. We have caregivers while I'm at work and he is in love with one of them and thinks she is his girlfriend. He allows her to handle his mail and wallet, but does not allow me to do so. I get frustrated but I trust her so I don't complain about it.
My husband is getting tired of me being here. He wants me home. I can feel the strain in our relationship and I don't know what to do. Balancing this situation is becoming a burden on my physical health, on my mental health, on my job, and on my relationship with my husband. My dad refuses to go into a Alzheimer's Assisted Living. People say you can't listen to what he says, but how can I not? He has fallen twice in the last two weeks, both times while I was making dinner. I'm just at a loss.
My dad remembers things, he forgets some (days of the week, events of the day), but he has moderate Alzheimer's so he is not that bad. He does have a bad habit of being inappropriate with women. The medication has done nothing to help with that so his caregivers at home are primarily male (of the 3 from the agency, 2 are male and 1 female). He always yells at me that I think that I control his life but he is the father. This is his house!! That is my mail!! He steals my keys (because I took his keys away when he lost his license). He steals my purse (so everything gets put away). So he may not even be able to go to a facility. I just want to go home.