Taking care of elderly while caring for baby

So my father has finally decided that my grandmother (his mother) needs to have herself checked out for dementia and what not. My father lives out of state and I am about 30mins away from my grandmother. Does anyone help take an elderly parent/grandparent to appointments, get groceries or anything else they might need with their little ones? My daughter is 13mo old so still requires a lot of attention and I can’t really bring her at all the appointments we will need to do especially within the next month or two.

  • Anonymous
    Aug 16

    I don't have much advice to give with taking your little one with. But I have had to go through the process of getting my grandma diagnosed with dementia, and everything that goes along with it and I would urge you to pressure your father for help. If she has it, her abilities will dwindle and her needs will increase, and someone, if not you, will have to be prepared to support her. It was really tough despite the fact I didn't have any children when it started. They should however give you pamphlets upon pamphlets about services that can give rides, or deliver meals, etc.

  • Espy
    Aug 19

    I actually take care of my mom and both of my kids , she’s diagnosed with a couple things but the thing that helps me is the in home care services & obviously scheduling appointments as best as I can , getting meds delivered to home and any other equipment