Not sure if my mom should move into a senior housing or a community like Glen Meadows which is senior housing and assisted living if needed.mom is 75 years old, had 2 strokes, hypertension, diabetic, triple bypass surgery. She can take care of herself for now, she has limited assests, her money would go fast in Glen meadows, but they would never kick her out no matter what her funds are. However she would go into a benevelent fund, and they would take all her social securtity and leave her with only $60 per month. At the senior housing there is no assistance, but there are elevators, library, and beauty shop on site. The rent is by your income, which means my mother's would be low. I would not touch her assests. But I am worried that if she has another stroke and needs more care that her assests would not cover it, because her entrance costs and monthy fees would be higher than they are now that she is more independent. I don't know which to choose, where she is now, there are steps and she can't continue to live there. Please help me make this decision. Thank you
I want to add that a situation with an elderly parent can change literally in an instant. Today they are independent and strong, and tomorrow they're in a health crisis. I feel it is important to act (set the scene to be prepared to care for them, or move them into a secure senior community) before they fall, have a stroke, heart attack, etc. Once people are up into those years, something is bound to happen, and eventually it will. I wish you good luck, dkuchling.