Hello everyone I suppose this is not the appropriate place to post personal feelings but for lack of any other forum I feel compelled to do so. . . My mom has been living with me for over a year now with the exception of her being in Assisted Living for 2 weeks. She needs constant care and I have been taking care of her without the benefit of help from my siblings (which is the norm rather than the exception). I want to take care of her but the financial expense and emotional toll it has taken on me and my family is at the breaking point. I applied for A&A a few months ago and know that it will be quite some time before any action is taken and I have resigned myself to that fact. On top of that, I will have to file an amendment because she is living with me and our application is now for at-home care. I am angry that it takes so long to get thru all the red tape. I know many of you are also in my situation, if not worse. Sometimes I feel like a balloon filled so full of air that I am about to burst. It is not my mother's fault that she doesn't have enough money to afford assisted living and it is not my fault that I do not have the extra money to pay for it. I don't even know what I'm saying here - just feeling overwhelmed, alone and very very sad.