I have been the only caretaker for the last 7 years or so. Ruth is 92 now with early dementia.
Her family has largely been absent, They are now micromanaging from afar. It is crazy making.
We now have 2 additional aides and about to get a 3rd. The new coordinator is her granddaughter with a phd. in physical thereapy and a year's experience in nursing home. She is mico-managing everything. She wants to find volounteers at church to give Ruth a ride. I take Ruth to church and she knows every one. She has a blast. I do not charge to take her to church, it is wonderful. She sits in a s chair and her friends come to her. I just stand back and enjoy it.
The husband of Ruth's daughter and her grand daughter made very hurtful remarks to me. They say they are not pleased with me, that i am mentally ill, that I am keeping her away from peers, and it goes on and on.
Yesterday I really blew my fuse at the husband. Everything is quiet today.
Why does a family turn on the caregiver?