This is Getting to be Too Much
I wish I would have known or done some research many years ago to know this may happen in the future.
Dad is 87 years old, in fairly good health and can "kind of" get around although anymore he is needing more and more watching.
He is of the belief that I should be the one to step up and provide all that is required. We have talked about this many times and he reverts back to the "farm days" when family and neighbors stepped in to help when these things occur.
Well, we are not on the farm anymore raising corn, cows and soybeans, we are "in town" and there is no one to step in to help unless it is paid help. The cost is, to me, WAY TOO MUCH to be able to care for him correctly....we have part time helpers to come in for just after breakfast until just before dinner but at $20-25 dollars an hour he (and we) will be broke if this continues.
I have no way out as I have to work as does my husband but it is getting to the point where the monthly expense keeps growing and growing...not only for his daily companion/helper but for medication and Doctors' appointments etc.
My husband has said I am going to have to quit my job soon as it may work out cheaper to stay at home and with Dad who is a few minutes away. I really do not want to quit my job as I like it a lot.
Thank you for reading this and I am glad I found this site as there are a lot of others that seem to be having to go through this.