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She can not be left alone. Almost burnt the house down one day. I'm looking for advice as to how I can be here with here but nervous about not having an income.

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Chilane13, yes unemployment would deny you because you voluntarily left your job, you weren't laid off. If you can take FMLA leave, some employers [not all of them] have insurance policies, such as Aflac, that will give you part of your salary. Ask your employer if they have such a policy, but don't be surprised if they say no.

Please note that FMLA is a temporary leave, only 12 work weeks. From your profile it says your Mom has memory issues, thus at the end of 12 weeks you will either have to return to work, or quit your job.

What ever you do do NOT quit your job. Memory issues in elderly can go on for years. My boss's wife has Alzheimer's, and she is in her 12th year. You might have to look into Medicaid to get help for your Mother.
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You can search the term "getting paid" on this site, top right. Also, directly under it is a topic Money and Legal. Search there.

Your question is asked quite frequently on here and some will say that it is possible to get paid, in certain states. No one ever returns to tell us that they are successful in their endeavor, though.

If your mother has enough money, she should be paying you. You will be working day and night every day, with no time off.

If she does not have the resources to pay you, I don't see how you can realistically quit your job. Will you be giving up your retirement and health insurance?
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Are you taking leave under FMLA? Or did you take some other kind of absence?

Sounds like your mother may need some 24/7 care from now into the future, so that leave may be an indefinite one.

Have you had a chance to consider in-home assistance and/or a placement at a facility? It sounds as though you're going to need some help.

You might also discuss with your mother's treating physician what her prognosis is, and the time frame, so that you can plan ahead and consider either help in the home or perhaps at a facility, as it unfortunately may come to that.

Sorry your situation is such a stressful one.
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