If any of you have information that could help me, please post. I have a relative living in LA County, California, with my cousins. She is 74 years old, with severe physical disability, cerebral palsy, and her health has been deteriorating. She has lived with my relatives for several years but they are retirement age and despite in home help, it is becoming so difficult to care for her. She is non ambulatory, wheelchair bound, and having memory problems.
She is Catholic and attends church regularly. My relatives, being elderly themselves and the wife with spine problems almost needing a wheelchair herself, are very stressed. She keeps getting sent home, but her medical issues are worsening.
They are concerned about not being able to afford a nursing home, and they don't want to be far away from her. There is no one there able or available to guide them through the process. I email them but I should say that I recently found these relatives through geneology search and have never met them, but I feel a moral obligation to help. I have sent them names of aging councils and so forth, but then I thought is there some Catholic organization that could help them? Are there any Catholic run nursing homes there?
I live clear on the other side of the country and have no way to get out there, with two kids, one also disabled, and I cannot travel.
I"d appreciate any information you might have. Thank you.