I have to leave my 91 year old dad and 86 year old mother home to do errands. I am 60 years old and have lived with my parents for the past 8 years. They asked me to stop working because they had so many health issues and doctor's appointments. So I did. They are both hard of hearing, my dad has mild dementia and mom has Alzheimer's. I rarely leave the house. When I do they always ask when I will be back, etc., and I always have to say longer because I don't have a crystal ball. I recently started calling them to let them know I fine and give a timeframe when I will be home and that makes them feel better. I love them both with all of my heart. They worry so much, understandably, because if something were to happen to me they would be completely lost. I cook, clean, cut their hair, toe nails, I have the groceries delivered which is a great help and most of their meds are sent to us through the mail. Of course there are the doctors and a few hospital visits along the way, but there is the occasional CVS visit. I have an opportunity to visit with a friend in NYC for an overnight stay. My mom is worried something will happen to me and doesn't want me to go. In October I spent 2 nights in the city and it was great. I never get time off. I hate feeling like I'm trapped and they aren't ready to accept any health care "sitters". Any suggestions? I'm feeling a little lost.