I am a caregiver for a dear friend she is 89. She suffers from renal failure, her health slowly declining, she has lung issues, arthritis, walks with a walker, has oxygen 24/7 taking a few step is very difficult for her.
I care for her during the day, her son takes over when he gets home from work.
We seem to disagree on Jenny's napping habits, she is now wanting to sleep/nap most of the day. I try to keep her up by turning on radio/tv she gets upset tells me to turn it off. I ask to tell me stories of her youth, kids, hubby she wont. So she sleeps, thats where her son gets very upset doesnt want her to sleep, tells me to wake her if she sleeps, when I wake her Jenny snaps at me. Jenny will ask me to lay her in bed for a 1/2 or so and now her son told me NOT to lay her down. All I want to do is make her comfortable, she liturally cries if I dont lay her down, she tells me her back hurts she wants to rest. Now her son asked me to take for a walk twice a day and specifically said no wheel chair, if she takes 10 steps shes totally out of breath. Her son had a PT come in, well that didnt last long because therapist said Jenny cannot do the exercises he wanted her to do due to her lung issues and fragile age.
I am at my last straw with her son. I really dont know how to handle this.