Turning off the utilities while mom is in the nursing home reinforces the idea that she is never coming home again.
A really hard day; mom in nursing home with medicaid started. My siblings won't chip in for utilities or yard maintenance, so I have no choice but to discontinue utilities on my mom's house. (and the house I grew up in.) My mom loved her home so much, and it's been a really hard day to have to stop these services. It reinforced the inevitable, which is, she is never going home again. It hurts really bad..