She does not have the money to go into an assisted living facility. I do not have any diagnosis from her doctors, but my sisters, aunt and even her apartment manager all know something is wrong with her - some kind of dementia. She repeats herself, has hardly any short-term memory and shows signs of OCD - she fixates on one thing for awhile, then moves on to another thing.
I have had control of her checkbook, paying all the bills, since she got out of the hospital for a UTI in August. She had been having a slow downward progression with some kind of memory problem since 2014. Last year is when I started taking her to a neurologist. He says she has mild cognitive impairment or something, but did an MRI and said nothing is really wrong with her, just normal age-related stuff. I guess it's time to find a new doctor, but really, what can they do? Also the only neurologists are 40 minutes away, so when I take her, I have to take a half day off work. And if they can't do anything, why go?
Here you don't qualify to be in a nursing home unless you cannot feed, bathe or toilet yourself. She is not that bad yet. But if she keeps causing problems at her apt complex, they will evict her. I don't know where she can go then, so I'm trying to figure it out in advance, because I think that is where she is headed.