I am 57 years old. In Sept 2020 I was terminated from my job in a Corporate Company as a Sales Operations Administrator. My job was outsourced to Manila. I have been and continue to be on Unemployment, which is going to expire soon. This has caused me great guilt to stay on unemployment, but it has made my life a lot easier right now.
Since I have been out of work, I have become a care taker for my Mother Rose, who is 90, and my Mother In-law Cheryl who is 76, and my Father in-law Rusty, who is 86. In March Rusty fell and broke his hip, he is not healing as well as the doctors would like to see. Rusty also has cancer in the kidney, colon, and the onset of Dementia, doctors have medically kept this in remission for a couple of years. Rusty and Cheryl live in their own home. I do their grocery shopping, pick up medications, and deliver to them, I take them to their doctor appts, and other appts as needed. Rusty's two sons have both passed away and my husband's brother and sister live out of state, and offer no assistance.
I also am the Medical Power of attorney for my mother Rose. She lives an hour away. She wants to stay independent, and stay in her home. I take her to all her doctor appts and other appts as needed. My sister helps to pick her up and take her to the grocery and errands etc. Since mom let her Insurance lapse in January 2021, I am organizing her medical insurance now with Retire Med IQ, which has been quite an undertaking, but there is light at the end of the tunnel now. As soon as I am able to get mom's insurance straightened up, I will need to set her up with a dentist (her teeth are falling out) she needs new dentures, and I will need to set her up to get her hearing tested and hearing aid fitted.
How do I juggle all this, and pursue a job? Two incomes is a must to make ends meet now a days!
How will my husband and I manage when I am not bringing in an income or unemployment, but I still have the role of making sure our loved ones are being taken care of?
Any advise would be most appreciated!