My Mom has lived with me for 12 years. My Mom was 70 and my dad 80 when they moved in. My Mom could no longer take care of my Dad by herself. At the time (I was 31), I was traveling 2 hrs every weekend to help out and I had a 1 1/2 year old and a 4 yr old. Dad died within a year. They invested their little bit of savings into my home. Mom is still in pretty good health ...doesn't drive etc... It is taking a toll on my health and I am 43 now. The stress of life and caring for my Mom is getting really hard. I have 6 siblings and they help as much as they think in necessary. They do not live in same town. I have made suggestions over past 5 years about short breaks and they say Mom wants to be home as most elderly do. I understand that but at this rate, I am going to have to throw in the towel and totally give up. I am scheduled for counseling next week.