Trying to care for mother, father, and a grandmother who is in nursing

by Chris

I am 51 years old. My parents and I live together. My grandmother was with us for a few years. My grandmother was in a long term care facility until it closed, it took months to find her a new place.

She is now in a new assisted living facility. It is very nice and it has a lot of amenities. She never leaves her room and I was going 4 to 5 days a week.

At this same time my mom is very ill. She has a paralyzed diaphragm, 350 lbs, agoraphobia, depression and can’t get off the couch.

My dad has COPD, black lung, has had several stokes and a heart attack, but he’s still trying to help. I work full time and for the first time in my life I have a boyfriend who I want to spend time with.

I have a brother who rarely helps, a niece who never comes around, a nephew who has coned them out of their life savings. My Aunt, Uncle, and cousins are of no help. Looking for advice.

Comments for Trying to care for mother, father, and a grandmother who is in nursing

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

You’re a blessing
by: Anonymous

Sounds like you’ve really got your hands full.
I’m not sure what advice you’re looking for here, but at the very least I would recommend you tell your non-helpful relatives to chip in funds to help care for your needy relatives so you can hire help. The hired help will enable you to spend time with your new-found boyfriend.

As far as the relatives that "conned your parents out of their life savings" if you can prove that you may have a case of elder financial abuse. If you want to pursue that I would suggest an elder care lawyer.

Click here to add your own 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 2008-2019 | 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'm fed up

    Jul 22, 20 01:11 PM

    Hi I'm 20 years old and i live with my mother and sister. My sister is 18 and she works at our local grocery store and is usually doing her own thing.

    Read More

  2. Get anger and make Quarrel with other people

    Jul 08, 20 01:46 PM

    Hi, My father's age approximately 70 years old. Now a days he get angry with any one and make Quarrel. I do not know why he make like this? Some society

    Read More

  3. La Gorda

    Jul 08, 20 01:44 PM

    My hubby and i are the sole caregivers of my elderly father who is 85. I have 2 siblings who do sweet FA as they can't stand him. He's a misogynistic,

    Read More