I am the primary caregiver of my Mom who has Dementia. My Father has taken off with another woman at 80! Yikes so he stated to sell the house and take care of your mother, Currently I am unemployed but I can not afford to stay home and care for her. We are going to sell their house and I think I should be able to replace my salary and care for her instead of putting her in a nursiong home and paying them 3X's what I would be paid. Do people take a salary to be the caregiver for a family member?