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If You Were In A Situation Like This What Would You Do?

Started by katlupe , author of Homesteading On The Internet 5/29/2012 2:34:07 PM

Pretend you were disabled, and didn't have your own income, and wanted to live on your own, what would you do? What kind of plan would you need to do this? Is it possible? Or not? At age 50 or 60? 

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Reply by Kristi

author of The Maze of Our Lives 5/29/2012 7:05:12 PM

That's a tough question. I suppose I'd look into any assistance programs available--either private or government.


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Reply by katlupe

author of Homesteading On The Internet 5/30/2012 7:03:12 AM

Yeah, that's what I said. But not an option for this person, I guess since she does not need any care. Independent except for money. 

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Kristi said ...
That's a tough question. I suppose I'd look into any assistance programs available--either private or government.


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Reply by meg

author of Mergie 5/30/2012 7:20:51 AM

Scary thought.I don't know what I'd to do. Probably what Kristi said, assistance programs.


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Reply by Shelley

author of Random Stuff by SAM 5/30/2012 11:28:04 AM

What about communities for older individuals? Not 'old folks homes' but communities where they have their own place to live, but also the assistance of the community operators & each other, if they need it? They are generally cheaper than buying your own home/renting & may, since they cater to older individuals have assistance programs available. I know they have some in Arizona (some of my parents relatives have lived in this type of community) & have heard of some in other areas. There are also programs where they deliver food or have nursing care, in your home, if needed & even transportation, for those can't drive. Maybe check with organizations for older individuals, like AARP who may have ideas & recommendations. This would be a difficult situation to be in. This person may be able to receive disability pay or monetary assistance that could pay for an apartment & other needs, so it's worth checking into. 


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Reply by katlupe

author of Homesteading On The Internet 5/30/2012 2:10:03 PM

Thanks for the input! I just know when I need ideas outside of my lifestyle to ask here. 


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