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Welcome to CareNotes. In this special section we will feature a reader's letter and provide an opportunity for an interactive exchange that will help find some answers and possible solutions to concerns. If you wish to respond to this letter, simple follow the link provided at the end of the letter and add your comments and thoughts to our CareNotes Board.

This Week's Carenote - 7/15/14


I currently live with my father in his home with my wife and three kids. He suffered a stroke back in December of 2012. He has come a long way, but mostly in doing small things. He is incapable of living by himself. He does not treat my kids well, nor is he appreciative of my assisting him. He has not lost any of his pride since the stroke. He cannot speak clearly enough to communicate with others. He cannot function well enough to use a remote control for the TV, yet he thinks he can drive. This would be disastrous, if given the chance.
He told my wife and me that he wants us to move out because he can take care of himself. He can't, but is too prideful to admit this. I recommended several things, but he refused each one. I want to accommodate his desire, but I cannot afford to until I have a job and he cannot live by himself. I used all of my retirement money (am a teacher) and basically have to live off of what his income is right now.
What to do?


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