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Posted by Sara
on January 12, 2000 at 02:40:27:
In Reply to: Re: In need of assistance posted by Hacamila on January 12, 2000 at 01:22:05:
: : I am trying to handle the affairs of my elderly father. He currently is in a nursing care facility temporary recovering from a stroke. Prior to his illness, he lived in his home with my older brother who has proven incapable of handling the situation. My father and I do not live in the same state which makes this things more complicated. A day doesn't go by where I don't worry about his daily care. I don't have the financial means to take care of him and he has little resource. I want to move him to the state I live in so I can have more control over his care.
: : I took a leave of absence twice within the last four years to take care of him and both times were highly stressful and overwhelming for all of us. As many of you know, when trying to get help for the elderly you choke on red tape and spend most of your time trying to sift your way through countless health and legal forms. It can be very discouraging and I've shed enough tears to fill many a river. The one thing I won't do is give up on finding help for my dad. he has always been a good father in every way possible and my greatest supporter. I have to be the same for him. If anyone can provide substancial resource sites on the net for long term edecare I would be VERY greatful.
: I'm sorry I do not know of any eldercare resource sites, but I wanted to say to you, I am in a similar situation with my elderly mother and I can empathize with you. I know what a nightmare it can be. My prayers go out to you and your dad.The BEST of luck to you.
You can go to an elder advocate for help. Most communities have this.
Also, with permission of your parent you can be made legally their advocate.
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