Caretaker for 99 year old mom with signs of dementia. She took my set of house keys last night, hid them, and when asked where they were told me she would let me in the home. When I went in her room to look, she became combative. I had to walk away while trying to keep her arms from hitting me. She has macular degenerative eye disease ( going blind), 17% of her hearing, and is medically fragile ( fall risk). I am the only sibling taking care of her, now in her home. I have cared for her since she was 95. I handle her finances and have medical power of attorney thru doctors and hospital. She has never done a formal power of attorney. I do not want her in a nursing home, but am feeling stressed in her home. I sold my home. What to do with her hiding keys, combativeness, accusations, and no help from other siblings ( older than I, and not healthy)?
John 10:9-10 New Life Version (NLV)9 I am the Door. Anyone who goes in through Me will be saved from the punishment of sin. He will go in and out and find food. 10 The robber comes only to steal and to kill and to destroy. I came so they might have life, a great full life.
I've been pretty stable the last few months. I haven't had a depressive episode in months and no hypomania. My meds really seem to be working. I was substitute teacher last school year but I recently found a part time job as a paraprofessional and I am happy with a set schedule. I'm doing so well and I hope it continues. My kids see a huge change in me and are proud of how well I am doing.