I Just Need a Break
I am caring for my 89 year old mom and have one sibling that seems to shy away from assisting me. My company downsized so, I'm currently unemployed as well. Caring for an adult is much different than caring for a child. I have no problem bathing, dressing or cooking for my mom, but there is no time for me. I do not mean social activities, I just need a break for a few hours or a day off?
I am concerned with my own health and overall well being at this point. Every time I plan to take a break, I feel guilty about it and decide my mom is a greater priority.
At this point, my mom has grown accustomed to our daily routine and if my sibling tries to assist. my throws a fit. Because of my mom's behavior, my sibling has remained distant with any caregiver responsibilities.
I am desperately seeking employment, maintaining the household indoors and outdoors as best I can. We all reside in the same household so,I thought things would work out well.
I was also the primary caregiver for my dad until he passed away a few years ago. However, many family and friends stepped in to help out.
Am I wrong for needing a mental break once a week or so?