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Going On Vacation As We Care For My Mom With Alzheimer's

Going On Vacation As We Care For My Mom With Alzheimer's

My husband and I are the primary caregivers for my mom with mid stage Alzheimer's. We have 2 children ages 16 and 12 who love her very much and participate in her caregiving. Going out and doing things with just the 4 of us has been limited
We were unable to go on our summer vacation last year because of Covid of course. We would like to go on vacation this year as the kids are really looking forward to it, but who would look after mom? My brother and I take care of mom, but he works full time… read more

A myALZteam Member said:

I am in a similar situation. I take care of my husband who is somewhat functioning yet. I am going to the beach for a week for a break. I am concerned about leaving him alone that long. I DO phone him at least twice/day, bu t sometimes he has difficulty with his SMART phone. I recently purchased the BLINK monitoring system which allows me to check on him via an app on my phone. This helps. And, I alert neighbors that I will be gone, and they know my husband's condition. I did speak with a wonderful person at Visiting Angels. They have a minimum "drop in" of 4 hours at $35/hour. My husband insists he doesn't need this support, but I think I would feel better about using this service.

Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome!

posted 3 months ago
A myALZteam Member said:

My husband insisted he was OK staying by himself, but I told him I need someone here for MY peace of mind. We have a home health policy that pays for sitters…through the Home Instead Agency. The rate here (western Kentucky) is $21/hour with a minimum of 3 hours.

posted 3 months ago
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