The clutch engages on the very top; barely depressing the petal.
First check the fluid in your clutch master cylinder.
The system might need to be ble, or you may need a new clutch.
I’m sure @Purebred meant that “it may need to be bled.”
The nursing home most likely overmedicated the poor guy again.
I don’t really know what’s wrong with your clutch, but I do know that your truck is really a Ford Ranger, with a Mazda name stuck on it, so any shop should be familiar with it.
On the other hand, my suspicion is that the disk is worn out. Does it slip yet?
Yep, high anxiety, they’re greasing the bearings on my wheelchair