by M. Dianne
I must admit that I thought our situation was frustrating till I read about family members who do not communicate or get along. I can't imagine a family staying together if this is so. As Christians who were brought up by a wonderful Father and Mother, we are equipped to hold up in spite of our differences.
I am the oldest of 4 other siblings and I am the healthcare attendant due to my gift of good communication while my other brothers and sisters have other gifts to offer to this puzzle. But it doesn't go without saying that we are tired...sometimes exhausted, and we have to consider each others' health care as we are over 55 years and have a few health issues ourselves.
Running a tight ship is a process, but very important. The emotional stuff can be dealt with better if a schedule is kept with everyone doing their part.
There is financial help for those who can't afford help during the day, and private pay individuals who will stay with your parent all night at a better fee than those from larger agencies.