Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Who gets to be Bea Arthur?
My sister and I oversee our mother’s care in assisted care—and have for 17 yrs. She cannot manage on her own.
She can pay $3000 a mo—we will never be able to when it comes our turn. And our turn is sort of here, we are both quakier that she is.
So….My friends and I jokingly talk about banding together and taking care of each other—maybe with a cute employee to fetch our prescriptions, cook, clean the pool (a must), and mix the Cosmos at twilight.
Could this happen, though? I guess it’s sort of a Golden Girls scenario with diseases and disabilities.
Could we swing it on SS? We need to do a budget.
It would have to be someplace warm…
And unlike the communes of yore--no lentils and garden weeding.