She let a man come over 7 years ago and he has not yet left. She is on reduced housing and is suppose to live alone. She has now developed urinary incontinence and occasional fecal incontinence. She is falling down (probably drunk). She has indicated that the "male friend" is now verbally abusive and she wants him gone. However, she will not call the authorities as she wants others to handle the situation other behalf.
My husband has health issues. My brother believes she is doing harm to herself and refuses to help. She has "burned bridges" with all her siblings who have homes in which they could take her in.
I am being sucked dry and only just became involved in April, 2014! I work a stressful job. I have taken her to establish medical care and found that she is 79 pounds at 5'5". I was hoping that they would hospitalize her for stabilization. She is now receiving meals-on-wheels.
I am all over the place trying to find in-home care, a new home for her, etc. She has limited income, of course, and has not planned for her future. We have had a difficult mother daughter relationship from the beginning and I could not wait for 18 to get away, as I could not tolerate her verbal abuse. She always chose the wrong men and would let the deadbeats inevitably move in. Now 30-years later, I feel back stuck in a similar position. Only now, she is a shell of the person she once was. I vacillate from wishing that she'd pass away to wanting to make her life better. I have applied for in-home care for her, but it is taking forever. She does qualify for Medi-Cal benefits, but a case worker has not yet been assigned. I have had to get a phone turned on, paid for medication not covered by Medicare, incontinence supplies, etc. Signed Reluctant Daughter Stuck in California