I desperately want to spend as much time with dad as I can and I'm considering taking time off work. I work full time so only got to see dad on a night for a few hours before I need to go and do family meal etc. I of course have more time on a weekend but with a son still at home of school age have other commitments too. I want to support mam more and my boys. My older son works in dads care home which is a great comfort, however he is very close to his grandfather and is struggling to accept his decline so I need to be there and strong for him as well as mam and younger son. Is there a right time to have time out of work???? Dad is in advanced stages by I'm not sure it's just end of life stage as yet. Has anyone else taken time off? How did you manage it? Was your employer sympathetic?