Caregiving at Home
This online support group for in-home care discussions connects caregivers, family, friends, and others with an interest in aging in place. Get tips, advice, and support for your in-home care questions or concerns. Post best practices and success stories. Share about your in-home care experiences or challenges with others who understand. Ask for feedback or exchange ideas to help optimize aging in place for older adults.
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12 days ago
I am stuck caring for someone who is not a family member. We used to be in a relationship, he has dementia, lost his home, no job, no money and has been been denied disability benefits two times. I spend money for food, utilities have doubled, everything that comes along with being a caregiver with no extra money. I am at my wit's end,. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated
12 days ago
IN NEED OF HELP ..... MY NAME IS KARLA MY MOTHER AND BROTHER ARE DISABLED DO TO ME HELPING THEM HAD TO QUIT MY JOB PEOPLE HAVE TOLD ME I CAN GET PAY AS A CARETAKER JUST DNT KNOW WERE OR HOW IM IN CHICAGO ILL IF SOME ONE CAN PLEASE LET ME KNOW WEBSITE WERE I CAN ACTUALLY SEE THE APPLICATION THANK YOU...
14 days ago
I am 41 years old and I live at home with my parents. My mother is 71 and has frontal lobe dementia for the past six years.. My father and I are dealing with her on a daily basis. She goes to a daycare for about 4 hours three times a week. My father works from home and when he is upstairs working, I am my moms caregiver. I have been for about six years, while my father was living and working out of state. He moved back home when I begged him to because I noticed the changes in my mother and then she was diagnosed with Dementia. We have recently moved to a ranch level home so that my mother wouldn't fall and so that we can afford her care a little bit more to increase her time at daycare.After we moved, I started taking classes online to get myself prepared for employment. We both have the responsibility of taking care of her while both trying to juggle his work and me searching for work. I have a sister who lives not too far from us that works full time and comes over and helps when she wants to. We have avoided putting her in a home because we simply cannot afford. We can't get long term care insurance because she had a preexisting condition. I am at a loss about what to do. I would like to move on with my life and get a job so that I can be on my own, But my father needs help taking care of her, since he doesn't want to put her in assisted living. What do I do?
17 days ago
I am having some difficulties I thought I would put out and see if others experience the same issues.
My husband has Alzheimer's but is moderate so he takes care of himself, mostly. I am so grateful for that but I do have the 25 questions over and over. I, of course have to remind him of showers, to shave, keep tabs on the glasses, etc. I now have become his "security blanket" and have a hard time having "me" time.
I have always been a very sensitive person, but under the stress of his illness, I cry at the drop of a hat! I am so very stressed....ALL THE TIME. Since he has been diagnosed, I've had pneumonia, shingles, stomach ulcers as well as dealing with Fibromyalgia and degenerative disc disease on a daily basis.
I feel people look at my tears as a weakness but it's not. It's the tremendous stress I am under daily. People don't take me seriously I don't think.
Is this normal for others too??? How do you deal with it and how do you get your "me" time?
I am grateful and blessed I have a strong faith and many Christian friends for prayer support. I just have a very hard time asking for help.
Thank you in advance for any help/suggestions you may have!
Love $ Prayers...
about 1 month ago
This site comes up when I go to Google. I can't find a close button. I don't like it. I also don't like that the only posts that come up first are the one's that say to keep a parent home. I've found whether to keep my mother at home a huge. difficult, .and guilt ridden decision and was hoping to just talk to people going through the same thing.
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