|About the Book|
When Stan and Sue took in an aging parent, they thought everything was in place. They had the Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, legal matters and physical accommodations in place. What started as dutifully caring for Sue’s aging motherMoreWhen Stan and Sue took in an aging parent, they thought everything was in place. They had the Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, legal matters and physical accommodations in place. What started as dutifully caring for Sue’s aging mother soon turned into a nightmare for the whole family. This true story of what happened to Stan and Sue can help you in dealing with the many challenges involved when caring for an aging parent turns bad.From angry outbursts that sent their children crawling out the windows, to arguments over medications, accusations of poisoning, bullying and threats of a million dollar law suit, this book takes you through their horrifying story, along with lessons they learned each step of the way.There were the challenges of an aging parent lying to them, often hiding behind her physician and acquaintances. Stan and Sue dealt with the questions of nursing homes, geriatric drug abuse, and many other control games as they sought to regain their home and family from the terrorizing bully that Sue’s mother had become. The frequent cursing out of visitors and friends, medical personnel, Stan and Sue, and finally their young children, escalated until they found themselves dealing with someone who had taken control of almost every aspect of their home. Even the holidays became a hell to be endured, filled with threats and temper tantrums.On approaching her physician, Sue’s doctor wanted to put her on tranquilizers, rather than her mother who had been terrorizing the family. When it came time to intervene, family members and friends abandoned ship rather than face the wrath of standing up to a mother that had become a ‘frenemy.’ Even law enforcement was useless when it came to her stalking and threats of suicide.Find out how they dealt with the webs of secrecy, roadblocks of confidentiality and challenges, and how you can deal with similar situations in your life. Providing care for your aging parent can turn into a nightmare even when you have taken every precaution.