I was a caregiver to my mother and father. My mother past a year ago. My father will be 90 in March. He has a sharp mind and is active.
My drawback is that I live over 2 hours from him but go and visit him 3 times a week. I take care of his finances, doctor appointments, shopping, etc. And sometimes he can be very demanding.
I don't mind doing anything for him, but I am drained. I got him a caregiver who monitors his medications, washes clothes, cooks, and cleans. Even with her taking on some of the things I used to do. I still feel overwhelmed.
How do you handle being a caregiver and taking care of yourself?