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My father Inlaw has had Parkinson's disease for 15 years. He is now 72 years old. Up until 2 years ago he was playing golf, gardening and living a fairly normal life but the past 2 years have been a huge decline. He is cared for by his wife and me and my husband help all we can each weekend. We live a 40min drive away so are unable to visit as often as we would like weekdays.
Last night his wife died. He is unable to live alone in their bungalow as he needs constant care. I am due my first child in 10 days time. As he is unable to walk up and down stairs he can't stay at ours as we have upstairs bedrooms and bathrooms. We ideally need to be at our home for when the baby arrives as. My husband is happy to drive to see him every day but we both are not keen on leaving him. Another option is we can move into his home short term with baby once she is born. Travel back home for midwife and health visitor appointments.
Long term he is happy to live closer to us, that way we can visit and help in any way possible. Financially he can afford to rent another house or buy another, without worrying about selling his current home. We would probably require extra care assistance.
Does anyone have any advice or suggestions regarding help? We are going to contact his GP tomorrow because the pills he has been taking don't make sense with the packets.
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