Daughter - Caregiver
I live a block away from my father. I have 2 brothers that do not (nor will) help take care of my 83 year old father. Dad has a lot of health issues and uses a walker to get around, but I've seen him not use his walker when he thinks I don't see.
He leaves messes (dirty dishes, food on counters, dog and cat hair constantly on floor. He does absolutely nothing for himself. He won't even try, but he can. I am being run ragged and if I gently try to tell him these things, he has half a smirk on his face. I feel so used!!
I'm trying to be the best daughter to him. I have Degenerative Disk Disease, so my back goes out quite often. Vacuuming, etc. is very painful. What do you do in a situation like this? There is no life for me anymore.