Welcome to the team!
Yes this can be pretty tough!
Forgive me if I'm sticking my nose in here. As far as exercise, I have some possibilities. These, of course, would be as you have time to do them. just taking 5 min to stretch might be something. Or taking 5 mins to do a little bit of weight lifting, using cans of canned food for the weights.
When you're putting away laundry or bringning in groceries, only take a little bit each trip, so you have to make more trips. MAybe see if you couldn't get an exercise bike cheap or free off of freecycle craigslist or a want ad and use it just a few minutes a day. THere are also exercise videos you can get (that you can stop in the middle of if needed)In the summer, would you be able to take your dad for a walk?
A few years ago, worked as a CNA (certified Nurses Aide) and did in- home care for an elderly lady who had alheimers. This was in the spring or early summer, so the weather was nice. a couple of times I was able to take her in her wheelchair down to the nearby stream. Her husband told me she talked about that just about every day for weeks, she loved it so much!
And, sometimes, just doing our caregiver job is exercise!
Anyways, welcome to the team! We're glad to have you! and feel free to chat with us any time!
Teams I am on:
Caregivers support (leader)
Celiac & Gluten Free
Leaving 210- ville
Love Kids, Just Don't Have Any
One Person, One Dream (pay it Forward)
People w/ Cerebral Palsy
People w/ DIsabilities on Fixed Income
South Beach Diet