Originally Posted by CWS4322
Unfortunately, my dad is doing the best he can coping with (and caring for) my mom (who has dementia and a number of other health problems). He never did learn to cook, so it is all he can do to put a meal together using boxed and canned ingredients and adding a protein. My brother and I have discussed our concerns with him should he become incapacitated, but for now, things are status quo and their home care worker is great. She puts meals in the crock pot, makes mains at home using food from the freezer and brings them over, etc. My dad probably would like to adopt her!
My eating habits are horrible. But not so bad that I had to stay on meds. I do control my diabetes with diet alone. But I am so fortunate in that my kids live seconds from me and someone comes by every single day. When children move far away, due to marriage or employment, it is very hard to monitor your parents care. And that is when a caring homecare worker is so much needed. CWS and her brother are so fortunate in having one for their parents.