On Tuesday, Nov 4th, mom and I will vote and then we will move the last of our belongings to the car, have our mail forwarded to a P.O Box and move into a homeless shelter. Yes, I know it isn't the best plan, but at this point it's all I can come up with. Rents in the area are more than we can afford, mom can't get into a decent nursing home and very few places will let us have two dogs. Plus, my credit sucks.
It is important that mom stay in the area because she has convenient medical care, knows where she is most of the time, and has benefits that would be stopped if we leave the county and she would have to qualify all over again. As it is, she is going to have a hard time orienting herself in a new living situation.
It also seems that we will qualify for housing help if we don't have a place to stay, so if I can't find a place that we can afford, we can hang out with other people who also can't afford to live in the area. It doesn't make sense to me either. Somehow when I moved up here I never thought that this would happen.
I haven't been able to post because one, I'm depressed and two, I've been frantically looking for a place to stay and a way to make money that won't leave mom alone all day. So far I've had no luck with either of my two projects. If anybody knows of a safe place we can live in San Jose, I would appreciate you letting me know. The absolute last thing a person with dementia needs is to live in a homeless shelter. Mom needs a quiet environment that she is comfortable with so she can live out her last days in peace.
And I need a break so we can get back on our feet.