Posted 8/17/2015 11:51 AM (GMT -7)
I am horrified as well. Can you get help for YOU instead of for HIM, such that you COULD be a satisfactory caregiver for their program? You say there are funds so you could get child care, eldercare for other relatives, housekeeper, ride shares, deliver of groceries or meals on wheels, etc. There are resources in teh community if you look around for them.
I can say that I did full time caregiving for Mike for at least 5 years, maybe more. It was rough, but I ddi it. Quit everything I like to do, picked up everything he did in our home, drove to all appointments, took him to AA, helped him with personal care, organized the meds, meals, errands, gave him his insulin shots, helped him with bathroom care when it got really bad, etc. some weeeks we drove to Miami 3 times....two hours each way...a lot of miles on the car. but it was #1 at our house.
Let us hear from you,