Caring for Two!

by Carolina
(South Carolina)

My family and I have been caring for my elderly parents, mom 88 and dad, 90, for the last 2 years. We recently took dad, he has Alzheimer's, to a nursing home, which was very difficult, but needed to be done. Mom is in her home with 24/7 care because she is disabled from an amputation and a spinal cord injury, yet her mind is 100% there.


She is running out of resources, I am the only sibling that lives near, although my husband and sons have helped tremendously.

I have two sisters, one comes 2-3 times a month and does so much, one rarely comes and when she does it is completely on her timeline, not when we need help to fill in a gap. This experience has taken a toll on my own marriage and my full-time job.

I am a counselor and know all about what I NEED to do but find it impossible to wear all the hats. I would say I am definitely in the burned out stage of anger and depression and I need some relief. How can we get the younger sister to step up to the plate?

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