My parents live in my home. Both are in their early 90s. Both are ill: father with late stage dementia and mother with mobility issues. I have full-time caregivers seven days a week. Even though I have caregivers, I spend an inordinate amount of time planning and preparing three meals a day, seven days a week. I do grocery shopping, pick up prescriptions from the pharmacy, coordinate with medical professionals who come to the house, handle all finances, do their laundry, and the list goes on. My husband thinks I do too much and is annoyed when I can't get away because a nurse or a physical therapist is scheduled to come to the house. My mother is more than annoyed when I am not there when the nurse comes for even a routine procedure and insists that I be there. I don't think it is necessary for me to be on hand every time my mother or my father have a home visit. Each day I have at least three or four professionals coming to the house for one thing or another. I try to be there when I think it is important and I keep in contact with them via text, email, and phone. I feel overwhelmed because of conflicting expectations. How does one deal with being pulled in so many directions and finding a balance? I know with my mother I have to establish firm boundaries otherwise I will never be able to leave the house.