My sister lives with my husband and I becuase she is mentally about 9 or 10 years old. I have asked her over and over and over to do things like clean her bathroom for example. She knows how to do this and I know that when she finally does it she won't do a good job. I can't get her to shower either. She only showers maybe 3-4 times a month. It has gotten to the point that the house smells bad from her not showering. I am beginning to think she needs to more help then I can give her. I don't know what to do. Help?
note: I don't know what the technical proper term is for a person with her disability. I hope I have not offended anyone. If you can tell me what to call it that would be great.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:17 PM on Mar. 7, 2011 in Adult Children (18+)
Answer by kayaiden8907 at 7:22 PM on Mar. 7, 2011
Answer by layh41407 at 7:20 PM on Mar. 7, 2011
Answer by layh41407 at 7:28 PM on Mar. 7, 2011
Answer by elizabr at 7:28 PM on Mar. 7, 2011
Answer by laura970 at 7:28 PM on Mar. 7, 2011
Ask your state agency what help is available for her. You may be able to get a nurse or a nurse aid to come in every day or every other day to help her with her daily living activities. That would include picking up and showering. They may say it is to much for you and recommend a group home. If they recommend a group home you do not have to let them put her in one. You never know what kind of help they will offer though until you ask. I know I use to go in and care for a disabled women so her parents could go out once in a while and it was paid for by the state. I hope you are able to get a bit of help.
Answer by Alanaplus3 at 7:28 PM on Mar. 7, 2011
Answer by LittleBirdFly at 7:36 PM on Mar. 7, 2011