Re: Looking for Guidance
Yea, im also more worried about you. Is there anyway, his doctor can ask insurance or medicare to provide a home health caregiver for him? That will give you some time off, and the insurance or medicare pays for the caregiver. Being a caregiver and being the ONLY caregiver can cause you stress, physical problems, depression and a number of other things like IBS, and ulcers. I know because my sis is my parents caregiver. Shes younger than i am and looks older, poor girl. There is so much to caregiving that unless you know first hand, you wont understand. A nurse can also come to your house on a regular basis and check him out, if he needs physical therapy theyll provide that too. Also a caregiver, especially if a man, can help or motivate your dad with his bathing. A caregiver can also help with household chores, certain ones. But that can give you some free time as well. Since i have fibro plus kidney and liver problems, i cant help my sis with them. But i do handle all insurances, bill payments, medicare paperwork, anything that has to do with paperwork and believe me that keeps me very busy, i do that to help my sis.
Last edited by Jenetti; 10-05-2009 at 04:40 PM.
Reason: adding something