Turning off the utilities while mom is in the nursing home reinforces the idea that she is never coming home again.

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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..

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Thank you Jeanne.
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Realizing that Mom is never going home again is a very sad day indeed. Give yourself some time to grieve that loss, and then deal with the practicalities of what to do with the house.
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