August 2, 2021
What experience do you having with placing your loved one in long term care? What questions for other caregivers do you have?
October 7, 2021
I had the most push back from his family. They don't believe he is as significantly disabled as I have experienced. They also don't want him in a nursing home, but I also care for my son who is disabled, take care of all household responsibilities including light repairs, cleaning and upkeep and have a business where I work 6 days a week. Instead of helping me, they have tried to take over his care on 2 occasions. Most recently they demanded a care team meeting so they could see what medications he is on and what the nursing home is doing for him under the pretense of "we don't get any information." (Not true.) It's been devastating and their responses have been harder to deal with than the actual caretaking.
Kristin Martin Moderator
October 10, 2021
@KScall, I'm heartbroken to hear that you are dealing with family that is giving you push back. Family can be so challenging and make this already extremely difficult situation harder. You have a lot on your plate and it is understandable that you have made the decisions you have for your loved one. Know in your heart that you are doing the best you can given this situation. We are not going to please everyone and they are not in your exact same shoes. You are not alone. This community cares for you. Reach out anytime. We will listen and support you in anyway we can. Blessings and Peace, Kristin Martin, Community Moderator
November 21, 2021
for alzheimer disease