He has no close relatives - parents are deceased, no brothers or sisters, no children, married and divorced 4 times. He asked me several years ago to look after him and I am now his legal guardian. Unfortunately, he made no financial provision for this and he only has SS and small pension totaling $1800/month after his health insurance. Obviously, this isn't near enough to pay for care but he can't live at home alone any more - it's just no safe for him. He's a veteran but unfortunately doesn't qualify for VA Aid and Attendance (he missed Vietnam by a year) and I certainly can't afford to subsidize his care for $1000 to $2,000+ per month, I've got my own parents and retirement to worry about. From what I'e been able to tell, his income is to high for any sort of state (NC) assistance and he won't qualify for Medicaid until he needs "skilled nursing care". The problem is this gap between him not being able to live alone safely and needing skilled nursing care. So this is my question - is my only solution to let him remain in his home until something "bad" happens to him, which would require him to go to a nursing home.? Or what if I resign my guardianship, there are no other nearby relatives (and I live an hour away btw) and let the county deal with it? If he's a ward of the county will they have to pay for his care? I'm just not sure what to do right now but the financial resources just don't exist for me to pay for the care my cousin needs. I'm at a total loss as to what to do right now.