The Family Leave Act allows anyone to take time off from work in case of a family crisis, including care of an elderly parent, and still retain one’s job. Family and Medical Leave Act
In some states you can collect unemployment benefits if you leave a job in order to care for a sick family member, including an elderly parent. Please check your state benefits at Unemployment Benefits Website.
15 million days are missed from work each year because of long distance caregiving according to the Long Distance Caregiver Project of the Alzheimer’s Association of Los Angeles.
The number of people doing this type of caregiving will double in the next 15 years.