Do they live with you? How are you dealing with that?
Are they disabled or need special care? Do you have outside help?
Are there other siblings that can help and do they?
Do you have to foot the bill for their stay? (room and board) or do they help out with expenses.
Answer by mom2maddie06 at 12:23 AM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by dutchcanadain at 12:25 AM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by mom2maddie06 at 12:28 AM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by dmbutler at 12:31 AM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by VERONICAS_MOM at 12:38 AM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by LilyPondOasis at 12:56 AM on Sep. 27, 2010
Answer by Farmlady09 at 9:54 PM on Sep. 27, 2010
My mom has been caring for my grandma since grandpa died in 1989. Grandma lived on her own for a few years, and mom was always there helping out. Grandma then lived with my mom for 10 years.
Currently she is in a nursing home, for she had to have her leg amputated due to infection 2 years back. My mom works FT and just cannot have grandma in her home. She needs 24/7 assistance. My mom still visits often, does her laundry, handles her shopping. The home is paid for by grandma'sSS checks. It is VERY STRESSFUL on my mom though. My mom's sister moved out of state after grandpa died, so my mom has pretty much done the care giving alone. For that she has grown resentment towards her sister.
Answer by KairisMama at 12:06 AM on Sep. 28, 2010
Answer by aubie1170 at 1:21 AM on Sep. 28, 2010
My MIL has early Alzheimer's and we go quarterly and pay all the bills ahead of time and manage the prescription refills and home maintenance, My husband and his sister now owns all of their properties and cars. We do have family friends and extended relatives that live nearby so there is someone with them weekly to see how things are going. I have offered to move them near us but they won't leave their residence. My father is terminal and has since turned over everything to me and my sister, he is still managing his care and my mom helps him, luckily my 2 siblings who live close take care of alot for them. I have also offered to move them here, but they won't leave the house they've lived in for over 50 years. We've been fortunate to not have to daily care for any of them or provide housing, but I offered to both sets of parents at the immediate onset when the illnesses were known.
Answer by jewjewbee at 7:44 AM on Sep. 28, 2010