How Can I Help if I Need Help Myself?
(Miami, FL, USA)
I don't even know where to begin. I am dealing with aging parents that desperately need my help.
They have been living together for over 40 years, but are legally divorced (long story). They live in a condo that is falling apart.
My father is disabled after suffering multiple strokes in 2004 and losing mobility of his right side. He is severely depressed, has incontinence and constantly soaks the bed. He doesn't want to shower or leave the house.
My mom has health issues herself, but is still somewhat mobile so she is the one that takes care of him as best she could.
The condo they live in was flooded about 2 years ago and still hasn't been repaired. I suspect mold is prevalent. My dad's bathroom is horrific and small. His bed needs to be tossed and replaced, the carpet in the rooms, the list goes on and on.
I am their only daughter, but I am battling SEVERE depression right now. I just lost my only sister in April because her doctor misdiagnosed her relapsed multiple Myeloma as being bursitis.
She had just turned 50 in November. I had been living with her, and became her daily caregiver until the day she died, 4/16. Right now I hate life but I can't leave my parents living this way any longer.
Some time ago I had come across some agencies that you can pay to help you take care of things.
Not a home health agency, but someone that can handle legal affairs as well as benefits available. I can't seem to find it now. Was I dreaming this or does this actually exist? EDITOR'S NOTE
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