Up until the week before Easter both my parents were working full time and managing all of their own affairs. Both are in their 80s. Short story Dad got sepsis and is in rehab, Mom is declining rapidly from stress and, God willing, Dad will be going back home in a few weeks but he will need a lot of care. I have two siblings and all of us will do what we can to help. We all have our own families. I live close to an hour away and I work so I am trying to figure out how much I can commit to. I am hoping I can manage two afternoon/evenings a week without overdoing. I have health limitations and have learned the hard way not to push so hard I end up sick. I think between the three of us and maybe some home health aid we can keep my parents safe and well cared for, at least for now. My sister is the health proxy and my brother will handle finances. I will just do what ever is needed at the time of my visit.
I guess I'm just wondering what do other part time care takers do? Do you travel to help your loved ones? Do you have outside jobs?