Many homecare agencies will also place a worker with your aging parents for a day or even a few hours, to enable you to get a break. You need to research agencies in your area and find out about short term services, if long term help is not in the budget.
The National Family Caregiver Alliance, a nonprofit organization, is also a helpful resource, among many other resources on the internet. It provides support groups and even local retreats for caregivers through its offices in many cities across the country. The most important thing is to ask for help. Admit that this just gets to be too much sometimes. We all have limits. It may seem hard to get away, but it is as necessary as caring for Mom that the caregiver take time out to refresh and recharge those batteries.
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