She is 99 years old, legally blind, has 2 hearing aids (which she needs help with) and in a wheelchair, now requiring a 2-person assist for transfers. She has about 100 thousand dollars left. We have applied to several nursing homes, but just got denied by one corporation because of her gifting! We are afraid no place will take her. She has been giving $ for birthdays and Christmas for decades (to her 5 children, 2 stepchildren and 7 grandchildren). I was under the impression it was ok for her to continue regular gifting. Am I wrong? The amounts ranged from $50, $100, $200, (wedding gift was $500.)
I was advised to get a lawyer. I’m hoping someone here can reassure me about what the future holds. If we can’t find a place that will take her…then what? She lived with us for years, but we have stairs, an upstairs shower, and I can’t imagine her coming back here…I don’t think I could even get her on a commode anymore.
I have a call in to the Center for Elderlaw & Justice for help, but it’s late afternoon on a Friday, so I’ll be waiting all weekend with no answers.