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The Dad update (and other things)

June 22nd, 2015 at 06:36 am

Hi all

the Dad update. Folks reading my blog know things have gone very bad for Dad, anyway. we just moved Dad to Memory care here in town. the assisted living place was requiring a 'sitter/home health care worker' with him 24 hours a day (over $600 a day) or he would have to move up to THEIR memory care which is a small section of the 3rd floor and like a locked ward. I moved him to Silverado. expert in memory care and ALL they deal with . They have young/old, all types.. and NO locked ward!!! he can go in and out (gated community) they have live music, activities (FUN ones) offsite,just great.. in TWO DAYS Dad is more alert, engaged, happier!!, eating more. just great. WOW

Hope it continues

Costs.. he has approx $900k (once we get the money for the house, closing mid next month).. Costs approx $7k a month and then probably $400/monthly for misc (medicare supplement whatever else). SS check is only $1450 so loss of $6000 a month

I am still consolidating accounts but was going to keep $100k out and invest the rest .. will be seeking help as to what to invest in but my plan is to put it all in Vanguard (as main investment place) and US Bank for main checking.

LOTS of responsibility being a POA...anyway hoping to offset some of that loss.

Sold his car. He does not know

I have been LOSING hours at work with all this time spent but hoping we made the right choice and move and I can get my time and life back and so does HE!

No time to update on the rest right now(got to get those work hours in!)

Smile

I am still trying to retire early and got to get my ducks in a row and back on track here.

vacant house being fixed up will be done tomorrow and property manager is already showing it. We want another long term S8 tenant.. Other one has not rented yet!! hoping for good news this week on both.

3 Responses to “The Dad update (and other things)”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Sounds like very good news for your dad. I hope you find some normalcy for you very soon! It's tough to be out of a routine.

  2. ThriftoRama Says:

    That sounds like a really lovely place. I hope when it's my turn, there's a place like that!

  3. VS_ozgirl Says:

    Really good news about your dad, glad he likes it there!

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