She's 92. Her doctor says she needs someone within call 24 hours a day, mainly because of the chance of falls, so she's in an assisted living facility. She's depressed, because she's pretty alert and with it, and most of the other residents are vegetative. She still puts on makeup and jewelry in the mornings, gets dressed and goes to the bathroom without help, gets around with a rolling walker or cane, converses normally, likes to go out with an escort to see her doctor and get her hair done. On the other hand, she needs someone to supervise her medications, can't learn to put in her own hearing aids, needs someone to help her in and out of the tub or shower, eats only if food is put in front of her (and often refuses food), experiences occasional confusion and blurred speech, has a lot of memory loss, and obsesses about minor aches and pains to the point of occasional panic. Her doctor says that if she were to move in with me, she would need a companion/caregiver during the 9 or 10 hours a day that I'm at work. Do you think she really needs that? I could take care of her meds and two of her daily meals. Wouldn't it be enough to have someone come in for a couple of hours each day while I'm gone to prepare and serve the other meal, check on her, give her some company, help her bathe?