financial assistiance needed!
Hi, I have been my 85 year old mother's "caretaker" now for 4 years and am running out of money fast! Especially after putting daughter through college. I tried working part time for a short while until mother began spending the entire day in her bed and getting mopey. She mainly ails from emphysema, and her weight does not help, she is pretty inactive now,so all the house work, cooking, garening and shopping are my job. I hesitate to call myself her "caretaker", because apart form the breathing problems, she is in good health. She takes no meds apart from her inhaler which she is resistant to use. I was wondering if there is any financial assistance programs for caregivers and if so, what are the requirements to qualify.