My mother is 87 and I have been her caregiver ever since my Dad died. Plus she lives with me and I work anywhere from 6 to 10.5 hours a day, 5 to 6 days a week. She is becoming more and more depended on me. It is coming to a point that I might have to quit my job to care for her. We cannot really afford for me to do that. I am at a lost of what to do, plus now with all the other health problems she now has diabetes and takes shots 4 time a day, I took off 2 week to help her through this, but each time I have to walk her through each step. I have made up pictures step by step for when I go back to work. she always tell me she is afraid to be alone and this is something new. I know that things are changing for her, but I have given up over 20 years of my life for her. and now it my come to I have to quit my job to care for her 24/7.
I am at a lost of what to do.