My question involves a person located in the state of: California
Mom is 92 years old with a multitude of problems but none so serious she cant be cared for at home in a hospital bed.
This I have done for 10 years now. Her finances do not support hiring a caregiver more than two days a week for 8 hours.
She needs 24 hr care so I am her full time caregiver and happy to do it but making ends meet financially for me is becoming impossible.
I have not had a vacation in years and if I get sick there is nobody to fill in. Yes, I could put her in a facility but that costs money too.
Mom has a daughter who lives about an hour away but seems to have no interest in her mothers care or condition. She sends $100 a month saying thats all she can afford. She has done this for years now. This amount doesn't even begin to help pay a caregiver at $26hr or moms other needs.
I have spoken to her about it and always the same story..no money. Cant afford to send more. I accepted that as fact until recently I discovered that my sister has been making a 6 figure income since long before I took mom in. Sure she may have other bills I don't know but supporting her mother should be high on that list. What can be done in this situation? Any advice would be appreciated.