It's now over 3 weeks since dad's funeral, and dealing with his death has seemed much less emotionally painful than dealing with his dying. I have had my practical head on my shoulders dealing with mum, her memory loss which causes great difficulty, and all the issues that need attention after a death. I have also had a busy time socially, although not as much golf as I would have liked, but when I sit down in the evenings, I have just felt worn out, hence the lack of posts in the last 4 weeks.
Mum has been away with my brother and her younger sister this week, which has enabled me to deal with many of the practical matters. Another 2 weeks should see most loose ends tied up. My brother says she has not showered whilst away, and she hasn't at home either for some while. She wears the same clothes constantly, and her inability to plan and do what to most of us is a straightforward task is worrying. I feel she might not be able to stay at home for too much longer, but persuading her she needs more help will, I think, prove to be exceptionally difficult.
One issue has really annoyed me, and I would appreciate any feedback on this as I feel this could be a major issue for all of us.
My dad paid £3200 for a funeral plan in January, but the amount claimed back by the funeral director was £1200 less. Dad probably thought he was doing us a favour, but is it morally correct for a financial institution to take this kind of money off an 86 yo who is terminally ill, knowing what the cost would be substantially less? I just feel that this is the worst example of capitalism where a company has taken money and sold an inappropriate product regardless.
Thanks for any replies on this.