How do we help a neighbor (97) who would like to go to a home?

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He has a daughter but never visits. She lives alone and has no one caring for her at home. We have no way of contacting her daughter.

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If she wants to go to a home there are people who can help her. Perhaps you can call your country Human Services Dept and see if a social worker will come to visit her. The tricky thing will be that they will need to understand her financial situation to see what she can afford and is qualified to receive. Do you feel she would be able to understand her finances well enough to speak with them?

If she has a clear mind and money is not limited, she can contact an organization such as A Place for Mom who can help her find a place that suits her needs. Since she owns a house, there will be the technicalities of dealing with it. That will be difficult if she doesn't have a POA to act in her behalf.

The county or an organization used to dealing with the problems faced by aging people may provide the best advice on this. It is sad to be alone in the world. I'm glad you are looking out for her interests.
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If your neighbor is of clear mind, she can sign up for Assisted Living on her own, with someone driving her to the facility to check out what is available and what are the monthly rents. It would be important to know if your neighbor could afford to live in Assisted Living self-paying.

If your neighbor doesn't have the funds, see if she can apply for Medicaid. Depending on the neighbor's health, maybe she can move to a nursing home and Medicaid will pay for her care.

If she is not of clear mind, that is more complicated, whomever is her Power of Attorney would need to represent her. If she has no Power of Attorney, then maybe you would need to contact APS [Adult Protective Services] to do a welfare check.

If your neighbor has memory issues, maybe she is telling her daughter one thing, and telling you something else. Maybe the daughter doesn't visit because she wants Mom to move to a home and Mom is refusing her.
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Most assisted living places will send someone to talk to you if you are truly interested.
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