I'm really upset about this situation - possibly because I'm going through menopause and can't think clearly. I'm hoping others will weigh in on whether I'm making a good choice. I live with and care for my Dad who is about to turn 87, He can dress and clothe himself and is pretty sharp but I handle all of his medications, take him to the doctor, handle cooking, cleaning, laundry and so on. I have two part time jobs, I work two days a week in a storage office and the rest of the week I work from home as a contract writer for the local paper. Basically I take on the overflow stories the regular reporters can't or won't handle. Neither job pays well but it's nice to mostly work from home so I can handle the other responsibilities. I sometimes have money worries. Recently, the storage office offered me a promotion to full time at a higher wage. Dad is pushing for me to take it. But I just don't see how I'm going to be able to do everything I'm doing now while I'm stuck in an office five days a week. Just scheduling all of his doctor's visits would be a nightmare. I'm also worried about leaving him alone that much. He doesn't do as well when alone. He often takes the car (still drives fairly safely) and goes out to the store on his own. He eats junk food and sometimes seems introverted when I'm not there with him regularly. It seems to me that I should be trying to stay home more with him as he ages and not less. I have no family members to help. I was an only child and I'm no longer married. My knee jerk reaction is to turn down the promotion. I could use the money but feel I would burn out from the stress of trying to cope. I also think how many caregivers would love to be able to work from home as I have done no matter how badly paid. Am I making a wrong.decision? It's not like I want the job badly. It's an okay job. It's just the money. There is no chance of me putting Dad in assisted living by the way. I enjoy caring for him and we like each other's company. There is no resentment there.