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My aged parents, 88 and 86 live independently in their own home. They manage their lives fairly well, despite some bad decision making that i chalk up to their general disposition not necessarily dementia or mental illness which i know my mother suffers from.
They had a bed bug infestation last year which they begrudgingly had treated with heat. It worked.
One year later they are back. My adult mentally disabled brother lives with them as well. He is a roamer and they are loathe to confront him. I suspect he is the source of the reinfestionation.
I have visually confirmed the bugs.
We have had to cut off all physical ties to them until they treat the issue. No car rides or visits unless they change their clothes into items i have heated in my dryer previously included shoes etc. i have three young children and do not want the infestation here as well.
They just don’t want to spend the money are are OKAY with the arrangement.
Im looking ro support here as well as wondering at what point do we decide they cant live on their own. At what point are their decision making skills no long working?