I'm a live-in caregiver of a 68 year of female, deceased husband, no children. She's diabetic, Congested Heart Failure, possibly Kidney failure now. 3x stroke survivor, only have use of right side of body, she is not transferring at all, therefore we are using diapers. I'm a friend of hers from years passed, I was sort of thrown into the position to care for her, she was taken out of the home where she was living with her sister and her sister's family, She was being abused very badly and she did not want to go to the nursing home, she begged my family and I to take care of her. I stepped up to the plate, only to learn that her sister, who was her POA, did not keep up with her personal business affairs, I now have a boat load of paper work to do, and because she got burned by her sister with the POA, I am not pressuring her into making me her POA, for I am no kin to her, just a friend. It is very difficult for me to obtain certain things. I am no longer working on my job I had because I've taken the responsibility of taking care of her, around the clock care. I am listed as her sole caregiver, how can be paid for this?