I am caring for my husband and worked full time untill about 3 years ago. He is gradually deteriorating ansd it was becoming increasingly hard to work all those hours, so I went part time.
I am lucky that the job I do is worth keeping even at reduced hours and I have a very supportive manager. It is working quite well at the moment although I am aware that eventually I will need more time to care for him.
The advantages (apart from financial) are that it gives you a break away from home, makes you feel less socially isolated and widens your prospective, BUT you do have to be incredibly organised. Yes, go with the dishwasher etc. and someone to help with cleaning/ironing is wonderful. Also get yourself a big diary. I make a menu for the week and get in the groceries online. Having a menu and everything ready means that when you get in tired and hubby is hungry you dont get that awful what shall we have for dinner feeling. Sometimes if Im only working in the afternoon I will stick a few things in a slow cook so its all ready when I get in.
I would recommend you to keep working if you can, but I know that working too long while you are caring can also be very stressful. Its a question of getting the balance right Good luck