Saturday, July 6, 2013

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin' into the future...

Mr. and Mrs V. have a strong desire to stay at home.

She's 97 and he's 93 years old.

They live in a mobile home park and three different residents, of the same park, rotate shifts to help care for them 24/7.

Connie, a next door neighbor, helps to coordinate everything.

The day and evening shift (from 8 am until 10 pm) get paid $10/hour and the night shift (10 pm-8 am) makes an even $25 (for the shift to sleep in their home and be available for emergencies).

It's $165/day, approximately $4950/month and about $60,000/year for their 24/7 care.

They're rapidly going through their life savings.

They been given other options.

However, they love their home and don't want to think about moving.

I don't know which will run out first; their time or their money.

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