i took care of my mom who had alzheimers, she passed away, and i cared for my dad, as it was hard for him to get around, he had many health problems. needless to say, i was out of the workforce for a long time. I'm back now but could only find a min. wage job. my dad had a stroke, and is in a nursing home, they take his social security and pension checks i was wondering if i was entitled to any of that - since i was out of work caring for him for a long while. it seems like everything is lost, and the nursing home just keeps getting his money, plus trying to get more from me which i don't have ! (we live in massachusetts ) i'm not sure if the laws are the same for every state.