Mom and Dad prefer that I remain their caretaker as opposed to hiring staff from the senior community home. They need about 40 hours a week and I am happy to do so but cannot work an outside job as well. There are funds to pay for this help and Mom and Dad agree I should be paid whatever the facility would charge. I've agreed to less pay and more help. Siblings are very upset at this arrangement although I've done it for free for a year and a half and lost substantial income during this time and have held out that my time has value and I'm doing it alone and deserve to be paid. This doesn't mean I don't love them and wouldn't do whatever is necessary but I'm beginning to feel resentful to others who could help but choose not to.
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