Sometimes I wish there was a government funded financial assistance program for the caretakers. It’s a lot work, and it affects your life professionally, personally, mentally, and of course it affects your health. How are we supposed to work full time and be there for our loved ones 24/7?
State hospitals are now far and few in between, and the waiting list to get into a group home or some type of assisted living facility is a mile long. I just feel like for the ones who are severely ill, they should be supervised around the clock. Kind of hard to do when you’re working, and trying to pay the bills.
If they’re not going to build more hospitals or group homes, or more treatment facilities, and they’re going to put the responsibility on a family member, there should be some sort of compensation. Not fair.
I know this will never happen, just wishful thinking…