Three hospitals. Four rehab centers and nursing homes. And 24/7 private home care in between. That was my widowed mother’s life — and by extension my life — in 2018 and spilling over into this year.
When a family member has an extended illness, there really aren’t enough hours in the day for the necessities: putting in some hours on your job (if you’re lucky enough to keep it like I’ve been), making sure your loved one is cared for adequately, keeping the bills paid, etc.
And time off for a vacation? That’s not conceivable when a full night’s sleep is a treasured luxury and your expenses outpace your income. Or is it?

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