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I asked to leave my job once for an emergency. Once was enough. I was so stressed! I was asked to speak to the Boss on my return, & told to find other solutions.
When appointments stack up, more emergenies or supervision is needed during your workday, it's time to arrange a bigger care team. Hiring a sitter or aide, or using a daycare service.
Even if you take leave or retire, you are still one person. The needs will become more than one can do alone.
Start planning a little longer. Past your family leave & into the next stage. Start researching what help & services are available in your area. What diagnosis, assessment etc do you need to apply.
if it’s a smaller employer, federal FMLA regulations, are not required.
FMLA should be checked with your own company in/for your own state. There are federal rules, but some companies have policies that enhance those guidelines, and they often depend upon size of the company. Do check with your human resources team, and the best of luck. Ultimately, of course, this will be impossible to handle without a full time team caring for your sister. Whether that means in home help for her or placement, no job will be good enough to pay you for not working over a period of time, and leaving your job shouldn't be an option. Things will get worse if this is happening now already.
I sure wish you the best, hope you will update us, and again--welcome to the Forum.
I was involved in a lawsuit against a company for violating the disabilities act. EEOC took on the case because they found the Companies HR was in violation. Some companies do not hire qualified people in their HR departments. My grandson won not much but enough to cover the unemployment he never received, pay us back and a nice down payment on a car.
Hopefully your manager isn't a controlling micromanager like mine was.
One of the MAIN reasons my mom needed to reside in a facility was that my brothers all needed to work; when mom lived alone, she had increasingly frequent "emergencies" that were manifestations of anxiety. Leaving work to attend her was not sustainable for any of us!
Once mom was in a NH with trained personnel, they understood when to call us for genuine medical emergencies.
With medical appointments, I used personal time and generally tried to schedule them of days off.