Mom at age 87 is living alone in a large house making unwise decisions of remodeling, hiring contractors, handy men and saying she is entertaining men that watch sports on her big screen television every other day. She fabricates what she does each day to make herself sound busy.
My father past away a year ago and my mom has 1/2 the income she was receiving when Dad was alive. She can not afford to live the lifestyle she wants to live unless she sells her home. She has taken her savings to fix/ remodel her already "flipped" home. She wants to go through everything so there will be nothing left. She believes my sister and I want her money, reality is that she needs it to live. The only asset she has is her home. I feel it is time to look into assistant living . She invites complete strangers into her home because she is lonely. Family members she has not been in contact with for over 30 years have suddenly taken an interest in her. She makes up stories that she actually believes. She talks obsessively - one sided conversations. It is very difficult and very sad. Please advise me.
It sounds as though you need to file for conservatorship of the estate and of the person for your mother. Otherwise, someone will come along, steal all her money, and leave her to live out her days in a small room in a nursing home. She may or may not need assisted living if she is physically fine. There are senior apartment complexes where there are activities and social events that she might enjoy.
Your mother needs a conservatorship of the person. Depending upon her health, she may need one for the person as well. This is not an simple process, as you must convince a judge that someone must give up her rights to manage her own money. I urge you to consult with an attorney experienced in these matters.
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