How do you know its the right time to get a carer in to support you? I've been stressed with supporting Mum,working and having my own family to look after. Most days Mum is not getting up till lunch and cant get motivated to do anything. Showering/hair washing/getting dressed etc. Then at times she's up and off to shop or happy to go out with me. She does remember to take her tablets luckily. Today we had appt. for Vitamin injection at 12:50pm I got there after work at 12:30pm and she'd only just got up and wasn't feeling well which is a normal occurrence most days so postponed till tomoz afternnoon. She hadn't eaten so made her some bread and honey. I'm trying to organise a befriender to come along for some social contact but should I get a carer in once a week to help with getting hair washed/showered at least. Not sure how she'll accept any of this help though but feel I cant do it all.