Anyone struggling getting back in the workforce after longterm caregiving?


I am terrified of being out on the streets! It has always been hard for me to find a job! I have had to depend financially for my Mom during her time with Alzheimers while she grew increasingly dependent on me otherwise! Now she is having to go from short-term rehabilitation (for wandering across the house and them falling and breaking her wrist) to a long-term assisted living or memory-care facility. I am now in the job market after being completely out of it for four years taking care of her. I have always been overweight , but the stress from taking care of her has caused me to balloon up weight-wise and I now can fit into any of my clothes due to the stress and the bad eating (taking her out at night to alleviate her sundowning episodes at night). Now, no one seems to care! They say there are plenty of jobs, but stores are closing left and right!



Home based work Field that is growing and probably will continue to grow for the foreseeable future.
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Reply to shad250

It is tough, no question. I have been there and there are others that are and have been in your situation. See if your work service center or college employment office have any services you can take advantage of. Maybe you can use other ideas in these threads.
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Reply to gladimhere

Your life is changing. Sometimes a big change can cause some phobias about going outside or in public places. Try to fight the urge to hide. Dont concentrate on your weight, find ways to keep moving that you enjoy. Take any small job to get started and back in the swing of things. Then you can job hunt as you relax. Good luck.
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Reply to NightOwl