My name is Margaret and I am currently caring for my almost 83 year old Father here in our home. My Dad had been living on his own up until the first of the year. He is at the end stages of heart failure and realized after a very scary fall that he should not be living on his own. I have one sister who has not been involved in all of this in any way so living with her was not even an option. He told me that he would shoot himself before he would go into a assisted living facility and as this is something he has said many times over the years, I believed him. So, he has been here with us for the past three months and it’s been an emotional rollercoaster to say the least. We have hospice services for him now and they have been a great support but it’s a daily struggle to try and find the balance between caring for my Dad and having a life with my husband. Thankfully, my husband is an amazing man. He helped me when my Mother was dying twenty years ago and now he is doing the same with my Dad, only this time it’s in our home and not theirs. I have also just ordered Jane’s book on parenting our parents and am really looking forward to getting it.
Welcome Margaret! We are happy to have you here and to offer help with the situations you are struggling with.
Here are some resources that we offer that you may find helpful:
Jane’s book, “OH MY GOD! WE’RE PARENTING OUR PARENTS: How to Transform this Remarkable Challenge into a Journey of Love,” – available for purchase at our website, in both Kindle and paperback as well as at http://www.Amazon.com (Which we see you already ordered .)
Our Certified POP Family Coaching program where you can hire someone to work with you, your parents, your siblings over time.
Our growing offerings on the Blog and our Resources page
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