Mom has breast cancer, broke her hip 3 yrs ago, lives alone. I live 1&1/2 hrs away. I am an only child, am married. She is 70 yrs.old and is divorced 50 yrs. She has no friends, is estranged from her brother and sister. I am spending one week with her and one week at home with my husband. She has 2 cats that she won't leave and I am allergic to them so she doesn't want to live with us. She can't understand why I can't stay with her all the time. I assume this is because she hasn't been married for so long she doesn't understand. She is hospitalized for 9 days now due to being neutropenic, having a bladder infection, a low platelet count, shingles, and some other things. She also has trouble keeping up with her meds - she is also disabled, I have fibromyalgia and major depression along with being bi-polar. My husband has had heart surgery and a surgery to do a biopsy on a mass within the past month. I have called Respite Care and the CAP program in her area but they all have waiting lists and must have someone in her area to service her. She lives in the "boondocks", so it is hard to find anyone. HELP! I am about to crash. I have been manic for so long that I am going to crash into a large depression, therefore being of no use to my husband or my mother. She needs someone to cook, clean, and manage her meds. She doesn't draw enough to pay for private care. I have contacted the Cancer Society, but they don't have any services in that area. Any suggestions?