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Does anyone have a capable Mom who just wishes not to have to deal with life anymore?

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Can you and mom agree to hire a geriatric care manager (using her funds)? This way, you'd be able to have an objective assessment of her needs on an ongoing basis. Just a thought. Otherwise, no, don't get on the bus.
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OH MY, my MIL tries to lay this on her daughter. "Where were you when you were 60?" I asked MIL, and added "Oh that's right, you were in Florida" How quickly they forget.
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Thanks Pam
I live 1200 miles away and this is the 2nd pity party.
1st she had a urinary tract infection and now she tripped over something and her arm is in a sling for a hairline fracture.
I know these things are more "intense" for the elderly but I my parents moved away from me 30 years ago not the other way around. I am not wealthy and can't fly there for things like these. I feel bad but I can't. She has a LARGE network of friend there and when I asked her about them she said- well let me just be honest and say it- I think they think you should be the one to take care of me.
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No you get off the bus. This is her trip and she cannot be allowed to manipulate others. If she needs anti depressant meds, get them.
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