Of course this is something that we are looking at because we think that we can get my Mom to go for it. We were thinking about maybe finding some sort of senior companion in Queens, that is some other woman to share my Mom’s apartment and help look after the place. of course it makes sense to her, but you have to find some person who wants to do it and is worthy of your trust. Obviously you have to worry about their relatives too. If you do it with the wrong person they could have some hoodlum relatives move in on the sly. All sorts of bad things could potentially happen. You just have to make sure that you make a good choice and obviously you have to vet the choice very very carefully. It seems like it would be pretty easy to find one sweet old lady in a city this size, but it needs to be some person in relatively good health who has a need and a desire to go along with the plan.
At any rate we are working on this and trying to figure out if it is even a good idea. Obviously there is a sound theory behind it, but there is a lot of potential for problems. The big one is my Mom who has to sign off of whoever it is and is not likely to want to do this. Of course she understands that she needs to save money and she knows that she is getting older, but that does not mean that she wants to give up doing whatever it is that she wants to do. She is not eager to give up any of the priorities that she has earned in her life, no matter what it costs.