My parents want me to quit my job to care for them but I can't afford to. What should I do?
I don't know where to begin. My mom and dad live next door. My mom, 73, cares for my dad, 70. My dad has Parkinsons in advanced stages as well as dementia. My mom has diabetes that she does not care for and now has severe neuropathy and decreased kidney function. I took her to the hospital yesterday after she fell into the shower while trying to use the toilet when she lost her footing. Now she has a hematoma and elevated K levels. I work from home for my company and when I am home I have to work, not take care of my parents and I am suppose to travel 60-70% of the time. Things are getting bad fast, and I can't afford to quit my job. I have bills, retirement to save for myself, a husband and son to care for, college to save for, etc. and I don't know what I can do. My parents have a small nest egg, but not enough to cover in home care and that is all they want. Ultimately they want me to quit to take care of them. That is what my mom did, that is what my aunt did, but I can't afford that. What do I do????