I am new to this group. I have just embarked on my first experience caring for my dad through a lung exacerbation flare up which was a 5 day hospital stay and I have had to remain with him when he returned home. He has severe end stage COPD, a lung infection that was first thought to be cancer then TB which through testing it is not, but another form of a macro bacterium infection and possible congestive heart failure. He is better but we have some big decisions as to whether he can truly stay by himself. He lives alone as I lost my mother 2 yrs ago. My brother is unable to assist with care, so it is my responsibility. I feel overwhelmed with the responsibility if knowing exactly how to proceed with keeping him safe and yet letting him remain independent. Hoping this site might offer some insights.