No I am not in your situation. But I saw where no one has responded yet. Have you checked to see what services might be available in your area? The mentally ill person's doctor may be able to put you in touch-- or try calling your local hospital and ask to speak to one of the social workers. One of the men I work with.... his wife has alzheimer's and I know arranging for help caring for his wife, so he can work (and get away from it all for a while) has helped him a lot. And he has other family members who have stepped up to the plate a bit, too, to help him out. Another one of the guys I work with-- his mother has alzheimer's and they had to put her in a nursing home with an alzheimer's wing a while back.... just couldn't handle her at home any more. Which sometimes is the best solution overall after you've exhausted your resources and frankly, yourself too. Have you checked to see what the person's insurance will cover, as far as in-home care?
Ruth in Cookeville, TN Central Time Zone
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