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We are looking for a roommate for my Mom-in-law in Austin TX. Anyone?

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My mother in law is in the beginning stages of dementia. We are looking for a roommate for her in a wonderful facility we have found. We are self funding so if we can find a roommate to share in the cost - it helps everyone! She loves conversation, visiting and watching tv.

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i do not. I hope you find someone to your mutual benefit. I do believe you need to be clear that you are looking for a companion and you should also expect to pay expenses and compensation. Someone who also necessitates ALF facilities would not be appropriate to oversee another patient/ resident. I have no doubt she is a lovely person, in a nice facility, but this is a job, not a living arrangement. If the facility allows 2 patients to a room or suite, they may be able to find a second person.
Best of luck
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It is an Independent Living facility. A caregiver companion would be awesome. You know, when people meet her, they are amazed when we tell them that she has onset of dementia. She can carry on a very intelligent conversation, has interest in all sports, movies, etc. and loves people. Do you have someone you think would fit the bill?
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Are you looking for a well person that will also look after her? If so, it would be more of a caregiver companion than a roommate. Or, are you looking for someone who also needs to be in a facility? Perhaps someone with dementia like her. I would be concerned it it is the latter. What sort of facility is this, Independent Living?
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again be careful, be wary...I think that churches, other women's organizations are good....Craigslist not my favorite for relationship issues. Some churches have a valuable office manager who "knows all" and can think of someone who might fit the bill. Schools or colleges maybe?
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There will be a lot of those and I'm sure you know to be careful of them, but it's really a huge pain in the behind that there are so many spammers and predators in there.
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Thank you. I did put a listing on Craigslist and got a very 'interesting' reply.
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I know people are wary of Criag's List, but that's where I see these types of requests. You might check on your local newspaper. I see these ads under ads for housing/roommates/apartment rentals.
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