Thanks for all the replies. Our Dad seems to be doing a little better. We have sitters during the day and the three of us (me, 2 brothers) take turns staying at night. We decided on Hospice to help out for nurses to come by twice a week and aides to come three times a week for baths, shaving, etc. So far, it is working out fine.
To Port Mac...you are right! It does take a toll on the love one's lives as well. There are many things that have to be coordinated between us. Our mom died 5 years ago and we have been taking care of Dad since then. We have been blessed with the help of wonderful sitters who love him and take really good care of him when we are not there.
To Juleslove...not sure what stage of Parkinson's your father is in. Our father is in end stage which could mean 6 months or less. Hospice has provided us with a hospital bed, a walker, wheel chair, a transition chair for the tub, medicine, chuks, diapers, etc. We have taken up all throw rugs in areas where he will be walking with assistance and have taken down the shower doors in his bathroom. Since he is not able to go out right now, we havn't made any plans for ramps. When the weather gets warmer and if he is able to go out, then we plan to do that.
To Dads Daughter...as far as I know we don't have anything like your senior care in our area. Mostly nursing homes. We feel at this time, the nursing home will be a last resort.
We have two other sibblings. A sister that lives out of state and only comes home about once a year. Then we have a younger brother who lives next door to my Dad but doesn't do anything to help with his care. He feels that it is too disruptive to his life and family. This is a realy sore spot with me and my other 2 brothers. Please pray that we can forgive him and try to have a relationship with him. He has decided not to talk or associate with any of us. He goes over to visit Dad a few times a week for about 10-15 minutes at the time. But I feel in my heart that he is one missing out and will regret not spending more time with Dad.