I asked if she would have a live-in companion, however her response was that they couldn’t touch the temperature control or come into her room at all.
I went to visit my mom just the other week, and I couldn’t honestly believe how cold it was. She lived less than a mile from me and she didn’t tell me her gas furnace was not easily working. I asked her when the gas heating equipment had gone out and she shrugged. She said it was a couple of days, or potentially a week, despite the fact that she had plenty of overcoats to keep her warm. It wasn’t yet cold enough to cause pipes to freeze. It was genuinely cold enough to cause hypothermia if she wasn’t toasty enough. Mom was in her late seventies and had dementia. I definitely realized she would soon need supervision, but I didn’t realize it was this soon. I called the Heating and A/C equipment supplier to have the gas furnace repaired, and after that I called my wifey. I told her what was happening and asked if my mother had said something to her about the gas heating equipment. When she said she had been there a couple of days earlier, and the gas heating equipment was entirely working, I relaxed a little. We talked about moving her into our property, but mom said no. She didn’t want to leave her property regardless of what I said. I asked if she would have a live-in companion, however her response was that they couldn’t touch the temperature control or come into her room at all. I took that as a yes. By the following Thursday, I had her gas heating equipment repaired and there was a local lady who lived totally on her own. She will transport it with mom and keep her company for the time being. It surprised me how well they got along, and whenever there was a concern with the heating equipment, I got a call from mom’s companion.