I am going to be 60 years old next month. Almost 2 years ago, my husband walked out on me, leaving me in a strange state with no friends, no family.
My father was dying, at the time. He died, while I held his hand 2 months later. My sisters begged me to come back home to care for Mom, promising they would help out.
That hasn't happened.
They're full of advice.....and one of them actually lives 8 blocks away. I have no problem with all the cleaning, cooking, laundry,etc., but Mom is becoming increasingly difficult concerning healthcare.
They all want to put her in a home. I'm not even able to get a part-time job, due to the fact Mom has most toes amputated and a hip replacement, so she can barely walk. and she has the use of one hand.
She fights me on every aspect of everything and I feel as if I'm losing my mind. I have severe arthritis, and cancer and Macular Degeneration. She refuses to hire someone to come and help with anything....even errands.
I would just like to know if there is a support group in the Montgomery,IL. area for caregivers. I cannot see to drive at night, so that's a huge factor. Thank you for listening and any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated.