Hi to everyone
I am new to the forum but believe my family have a common issue to deal with.
My father-in-law currently cares for my mother-in-law, who has Parkinsons and well as other health issues.
Her mobility is very limited and in fact cannot get around without the arm of someone supporting her. My father-in-law is an absolute saint and does everything he possible can to help his wife, but the reality of the situation is that he too is getting fragile [ late 70's] and is totally exhausted, both mentally and physically.
We now need to take charge of the situation and provide him with the best advice before he too falls seriously ill, so need to understand what respite care-home support is available to take temp care of her, whilst giving him the opportunity to regain his strength and get some much needed sleep !
I know the Social Care system can be time consuming, so i am reaching out to anyone on this forum who can provide some advice/feedback based on their own experience.
We need to understand what respite care-home support is available and how it is funded as I assume we have to fund if we have the savings ?
Thanks to anyone in advance who can help - Kevin