I am a 55 year old women who is taking care of my 82 year old father. I have been taking care of him since 2011. I love my father but he is not easy to care for.
I take care of my father 365 day out of a year for 5 years. No days off and no vacation day. This should be against the law. My family and friends are no help because they know that my father is hard to care for.
He has a son that lives 15 minutes away from us and he has not seen his father in 5 years. God Help Him!
Well anyway, I am sick myself. It is getting harder and harder for me to walk. Some morning it is hard for me to get out of bed. I need knee surgery but I have no one to care for my father while I'm in the hospital and rehab.
We can't afford a private agency to live with my father while I'm in the hospital. The last time I checked the live in agency wanted $200.00 a day for live in service. My health insurance will not pay for my father live in service and his insurance will not pay also.
I am a caregiver who is doing the best I can. Trying to stay positive but who takes care of the caregiver when the caregiver is sick? This is why I say no one cares about the caregivers.
If you know of any assistants for me please let me know.