Mom is late 80’s, frail but needs no help with ALD. I am with her, in her IL apartment, 9am to 6:30pm every weekday including sharing two meals, and on Sundays I am with her 4-5 hours to do church, shop, library, something—and share one or two meals. Saturdays I take completely to myself/partner, but call Mom twice even on Saturdays.
She is terribly depressed and lonely AND not sociable. Says she misses me even when I am there, but in the second bedroom working. Depression and anxiety we are working on with doctors. She fears loneliness and still grieves deeply the loss of my Dad a year ago, and having to move from her home town to be near me.
I want to do what is best for all concerned. She wants to move into my home. I am afraid to do this. My partner is supportive, but the level of emotional need is daunting.