I am caring for an elderly friend. She is 77 and I am 60.
I retire next year. My friend has no one else. Her husband died a year and a half ago and they had no children and she has no siblings. Her health is not good . She is on oxygen and walks with a walker. Up until this past week she still worked part time but she can't anymore. Her oxygen level is so low that her doctor wanted her to go to the hospital and she won't go. Her total income is 1500 a month since she is not working. Her apt costs 750 a month plus electricity. I found a senior living facility that would cost her 400 a month and that includes her electricity. She won't move.
She always reminds me that I am all she has. I have a husband who is already retired and two grown sons who are staying with us temporarily . She can't live with us. My folks live 5 hours away from us. Mom Is 87 and Dad is 90. They are doing great! Live in their own home and have enough money to go to assisted Living if they need to in the future. They want me to visit more when I retire. This is why I want my friend to be in a safe facility instead of alone in an apt. I have her power of attorney and am beneficiary on her life insurance policy which is enough to bury or cremate her and have a little left over. And that is fine. She has around 10,000 in savings which she will need to supplement her rent now that she is not working . I just worry about what will happen to when her money runs out?
Any ideas to get her to move to the cheaper senior apt? She still has to get on the list for the senior apt