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In-Home Care: Can Hospice Services Help Dad Care for Mom?

Caring.com User - 2bluwings
2bluwings said...
Morning, I'm still working on options to help my father take care of my mother who has Alzheimer's and chronic pain issues at home. Dad's resistant to in-home care even as he watches my mother decline faster and faster. I've been fortunate to find someone to advise and guide me. She told me that one of her friends whose mother had similar problem... more
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - daylily
daylily said...
Yep, It is a new program for Hospice. Check it out if you qualify. And hoping you get more good news today! Hugs
Caring.com User - Gatfly
Gatfly said...
long-distance care-giver, right? [I went to check your bio to make sure, but nothing there yet. If y... more
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ClancyD said...
Have tried to get my husband on hospice/palliative care two times now and have been told that under ... more

Caring for a Parent: Mom Won’t Bathe. What to Do?

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db87 said...
I am not sure what to do with my Mom's bathing situation. She doesn't want to bathe at all. She tells me she has already done it, I know she hasn't, or she is too tired to do it. It has now been a week and 1/2. I am so disgusted. I have tried everything being nice, being mean, being flat out nasty about it. She doesn't care and says she is not going to do it. What do I do?
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - ComaMom
ComaMom said...
Mom plays with my Grandson's toys. Boats, cups, colored water, fishing pole etc. Devin is really int... more
Caring.com User - SuWhaley
SuWhaley said...
I don't know the answer to this one either. I have the same problem. I also have a problem getting h... more
Caring.com User - ComaMom
ComaMom said...
We have lotion parties Su. Music and all. We run around the living room and do the lotion dance. Good things the neighbors are aware that they live next to some crazy people. Good luck.

Alzheimer's Care: Will My Father-in-Law Need to Go to a Nursing Home?

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Nutsinbrig said...
I've heard that my FIL with ahlzheimers will be dangerous with my toddler and also that his condition will mean that he will have to go into a nursing home eventually. How true are these statements in your opinion? It's hard to believe of the gentle man I see now.
from the Moderate Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - Piver
Piver said...
Nutsin: not always true. In US I have read, 70 % of dementia patients die at home. If you see no ... more
Caring.com User - aviovaimo
aviovaimo said...
Hi Nutsinbrig and welcome ♥ It is hard to say what will happen in the future but if your FIL is no... more
Caring.com User - Gatfly
Gatfly said...
The wise Piver has spoken! No two cases are exactly alike, so generalities are just that. I don't kn... more

Caregiver Support: Two Words for this Care -- Love and Acceptance

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dointherightthing said...
Hi, everyone! The importance of good friends can't be priced and neither can this site. I feel so fortunate to have friends who have stepped in to help pack up and move Mom's things from her other home which is now on the market. I've already packed up valuables from her home two hours away and have slowly been incorporating items in her home here,... more
from the Mild Stage Support Group
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Gertraud said...
Well done to you, that all sounds very positive, and definitely worth the thought and effort you have put into doing what is best for your Mom. I'm glad you have kind friends, you deserve them. Hugs to you. Gertraud.
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gr8grma said...
@ doingtherightthing: God Bless you for loving your mom enough to take care of her. Glad you have s... more
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Gertraud said...
gr8grma and dointherightthing, two words have stayed uppermost in my mind since joining this site, a... more

Caring for a Spouse: How to Get Him Ready for Bed without Resistance?

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Cheetah1cat said...
I thought I was a good caregiver, but it seems to get harder each week as my husband's Alzheimers gets worse. He was diagnoised over two years ago, but the last 3 weeks I have seen him getting a lot worse. The last few days he has refused to put his PJ's on to go to bed. He is now setting up on the couch in the living room asleep. Does anyone h... more
from the Mild Stage Support Group
Caring.com User - BJGARRY
BJGARRY said...
Cheetah, it sounds like your husband might have Sundowner's Syndrome. It's a nasty beast. They get v... more
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An anonymous caregiver said...
cheetah cat1, Choose your battles. Is it okay if you let him sleep on the couch by offering a pillow... more
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Cheetah1cat said...
Thanks to all that have responded, you have been a big help. I guess I was making a mountain out of a molehill. I will keep praying that I have the strength to handle the situations ahead of me.

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