Overcaring? When do you know?

by Mary
(Australia)

I am caring for my 87 year old mother I and am the last of a big family. Several of my siblings think I over care for mum.


I have worked in aged care and have managed to keep mum deep water running, driving and socializing for the past 3 years. The last three times mum has visited siblings she has injured herself or become sick and I have nursed her back to health.

She is currently carrying a ham string injury and my brother is caring for her and reports that she is doing lots for herself. I believe this will extend the duration of the injury per advice received.

The only time I argue with my siblings is when they visit. Apart from that they are happy to leave me care for her but nearly every visit from a sibling results in a heated conversation about her care. It has made me doubt my ability to care for her.

Any advice?

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Caregiver Stress.


Home | Site Map | About | Contact | Privacy Policy | Disclosure

© Copyright evSky Incorporated 2008-2018 | All Rights Reserved


Eldercare for

Aging Parents

Are you having a difficult time with being the "Caregiver" for Mom and Dad?

Click Here to Read What Others are Saying and Leave a Comment About Your Own Experiences....

Or Start your Own Discussion Page!

Recent Articles

  1. I Don't Apologize Either

    Feb 19, 18 01:47 PM

    After reading these posts, there are so many of us out there. Different cities, different parent perhaps, different personality circumstances and yet

    Read More

  2. Gee thanks for the advice.

    Feb 15, 18 10:19 AM

    It's so hard having my mom living with us. I won't get into specifics, but it's not fun. Many of you can relate. I'm sure. I was venting about some things

    Read More

  3. Juls

    Feb 10, 18 10:53 AM

    I made some lavender bags out of pretty fabric at home & got some ladies to scoop lavender into them. As they completed a bag I finished sewing the open

    Read More