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Im unemployed since Jan and my unemployment cut off in july. I'm his sole caregiver. Can anyone give me some advice? any home based businesses that are good to work for? can I possibly get financial help to pay my bills?

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Better tell your children to work hard and invest well for their own retirement for the longer people live, the more challenging it is going to be. My youngest is 22 and has been working and planning for his retirement even while in college.
This is why I don't think it is wise for people to quit their jobs and sacrifice their entire lives and their own retirement in seeing that their elderly parents are cared for.
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just want to know....after we've all spent all our time and energy and even our spirit taking care of our parents, after all is said and done, who will take care of us? I certainly do NOT want my children to be saddled with worrying about care, finances etc to take care of me. Good Lord, what is the solution? Why isn't there a uniform standard of care instead of being state by state? sorry, just venting.
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I took care of my mom for 10 years....I would wake up on Saturday hoping to start my weekened and dad would look at me and say, "take care of your mom...she is having a problem on the commode" Then there were the 11pm to 7am hospital runs. She couldn't drive and dad won't, so I did all the grocery shopping and runs to different places. Watching her fall apart physically was hard enough. Mom died last June and since then, dad's dementia has ramped up. He has deteriorated so fast. Watching that is too much to bear. And I have no help from my brother. He works late hours at his job. Plus the idiot has decided in his infinite wisdom to rejoin this unsuccessful band.
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I noticed your screen name is 11yrcaregvr, have you been caring for your Dad for the past 11 years or were you caring for someone else in your immediate family?

I assume you are afraid to go back to work because of your Dad's health, that he can't be left home alone.

I really don't know of any home base business where you can work and also take care of someone who has dementia.... as you already know there are different stages of dementia.... your Dad could be calm and quiet right now, but next month be in a stage where he becomes loud and violent.

Thus your choices are staying home without a home base business and living on whatever income your Dad has coming into the household.... which means you are not contributing to your own social security for future use. Or it might be time to think about putting Dad into a continuing care facility where he can be around people of his own age group..... and where you can return to work.
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Do you have health insurance? If you are unemployed and don't have coverage, I would check into the Healthcare Market place to get coverage soon. The deadline is approaching.

I'm not sure what job you could do at home if you are caring for a person with dementia. It's a pretty time consuming and stressful job. Although, you might check some other threads here. I've seen other threads about getting paid to care for an infirmed relative. I'm not sure of the details.
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50 and afraid to work. I've been disabled since I was 47 and can't work. Go see someone for help with your mental health and look for a job. Meanwhile, it sounds like your dad might need a nursing home and he might need medicaid to pay for it.
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"Afraid to work" ? suggests a deep seated emotional or psychiatric malady that should be addressed with your MD. Tell the social worker you are "afraid to work" and APS will assist you with that.
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