Momma is 85, has vascular dementia, arthritis, and after a recent stroke can't walk well or see out of her left eye. She lives in her 4000 square foot house alone with her 2 Pomeranians and absolutely refuses to consider moving, even though she really can't afford that house. My husband and I have been paying a friend of the family to stay with her 3 days a week, because I live an hour away and my husband works out of state. It costs us about a grand a month to do this, but if Momma was safe it was worth it, we figured. It's financially hard on us, but we didn't know what else to do.
Things were going fine for a year or so.
Until last week. We recently got Momma a medical monitoring system in case she falls when she is alone. Well, as far as she's concerned, that means she doesn't need anyone watching her. She fired Our wonderful family friend, who called me last evening to tell me that Momma told her I was planning on firing her, and that Momma had clearly told her that she really didn't like having her around anyway. None of that is true, but I think Momma has been rude to this woman for a while, so I don't blame her for throwing in the towel.
I am so mad I want to yank Momma right out from her house and put her into assisted living. What am I going to do?