Because I live the closest to my parents, my brothers have chosen me to be the caregiver to our aging parents. My father is 86, my mother 82. Both on hospice, so they have a nurse come once a week. If I do choose to do this I will have to pretty much give up my life. Is there any monetary compensation from the state for doing this? I know in California there is but I think I live in a state where they don't. And why isnt it every state?