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I find myself in a difficult situation.
My father has been living on his own a few years now since my mom passed. He is in relatively good health for his age (75+) and I have been living close enough to visit him once a week plus talk to him on the phone a few times a week.
A month ago my DH got a new post overseas and we have found ourselves having to move there for 2 year period along with our children by Easter.
Although my father is not sick, I have noticed him becoming more frail over they years and I am really afraid what will happen if he has a fall inside the house and requires assistance while I'm overseas.
I have heard terrible stories of seniors falling in their house and in some cases being left there for days before anyone noticed and got to them.
My father has a few friends with whom he meets frequently but at times it could be days before he sees anyone in person as he enjoys solitude. I am not even going to refer to moving to shelter homes or relatives' homes etc as it is out of the question for him. He loves his home and would hate to move to a new environment. Besides I have no siblings and his siblings have either passed or live overseas.
Does anyone have any other ideas of how I could deal with this situation?
I need to make sure I can check on my father and ensure he is alright while I am away.
Thoughts, ideas, experiences much appreciated...
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