Quote from MunoRN
If it this point she cannot live independently and requires some level of nursing home placement and has too many current assets to qualify for Medicaid coverage for nursing home then she would have to do a "spend down" until she qualifies.
Being single, she is allowed to keep her house, she says. She has no car. I don't know and don't want to know what other assets she has.
I am not nearly as involved in her life as I might have seemed to be at first. It's just that she keeps c/o how hard it is on Burnout. I do think I need a different assignment.
I have never given or lent her money, have no intention of doing that. I am not involved in her finances whatsoever. I think that is not a good idea at all. And I don't run errands for her, like pick up stuff at the store even if I am going there. I just don't think it's good to get into these habits. It is hard, though, to resist, as previous staff have done this for her, she says. Now, with me there, poor Burnout has to do it all.
And I feel guilty, despite knowing I needn't feel guilty, wondering if it would be wrong to pick up her Rx or food or whatever if I'm going to that store already for my own personal biz. My job does discourage but not forbid this behavior.
I think they hope we will just do it and not mention it because it does help the clients. However, it exposes the workers to accusations of mishandling monies, might even bring driving liability if an accident occurs while we are running errands for patients.
I really appreciate all the good advice I have been given so far. Many thanks to all!