I am 48 years old and the last 6 years I have been taking care of my mother who had asthma and COPD. I was like a nurse to her making sure she took her medication, her inhalers, did breathing exercises with her and knew when she needed to go to the hospital when her breathing was not good. I also did the housework, errands, house budget, and paid the bills. My mother died this past August.
After my mother died I wanted to go back to work but had alot of negative responses from my father who mostly said I was too old to go back to work. I used to do dental claims processing for blue cross and blue shield but I see that kind of jobs are becoming obsolete. I liked taking care of my mom and thought I would get into medical assiting or become an ekg/phlebotomy tech. Am I too old to start either of these careers. Does anyone know how the salary is? Thank-you for any input you can put on this.
I live in Lynn,MA and I don't have a car.