My mother has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and the oncologist said her situation is somewhat untreatable. I am upset and don't know what to do next. I'm an only child, and I'm living away from my home state. I can, however, fly up as needed to take her to hospitals and will do this. But I can't stay here to take care of her at this situation. The oncologist referred to make use of firms providing in-home palliative care near Toronto to get better care for my mom. When I told my father about the plan, he is refusing to hire a caregiver. My mother is weak but still movable and can take care of herself to an extent. My dad is focusing on chemo and other treatment options. When I ask him to hire a caregiver, he is freaking out as if it's her last day today. I don't know what to do. I understand he is afraid of losing her, but I also want her to get the care she needs at this situation. How could I convince my father to hire a caregiver? Can someone offer some advice? Any ideas would be helpful.
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