Advice on housing options for broke, dysfunctional parents.
Does anyone have suggestions where I can start researching housing options for parents who are broke and struggling? They have pawned moms jewelry and gone without to stay in their home. It's a constant financial drain and source of worry to me. I bring groceries, drive 2 1/2 hours each way to check on them, and pay for insurance and phone. I just want them to be more self sufficient and to be able to stop worrying about them. Two of three brothers have done a disappearing act. I have anger because my parents never plan; I try to help them. I did all their social security and my dads VA paperwork and got my mother supplementary medical insurance and got my dad to go to the VA for cancer treatment. There is a dysfunctional family history and I am trying to do the right thing and help although I was always on my own.
What I need help with is figuring out how to locate the options they could have for finding some kind of retirement community although they have zero in savings. If they sell their home they could earn 50-60 K and have this in the bank. I think that staying at their house is isolating and they are under terrible stress handling expenses associated with homeownership - everything from house insurance to shingling the roof. My mother wants to move but my obstinate and narcissistic father changes the subject when I bring it up. Now my mother has pulmonary fibrosis. If one of them dies the other cant afford to keep the house. Currently they live on $2000 per month social security. I'm so angry about their denial and want them to sell. It would be great to know that they had enough to cover basic expenses. Any suggestions or similar stories would be greatly appreciated.