I don’t live in California, but right now there is a big family & financial problem and I’m hoping I can get some help about programs or anything that may provide help for the elderly or disabled. That’s my main question.
I hope someone here has advice or suggestions.
It’s complicated and I don’t think I need to mention it, but perhaps I should give an idea of what the situation is in case you want to know.
Uncle B worked basically all his life in a factory that closed and left to China. So he was out of work in his 50s and to top it off he suffered a stroke which left him with his face half paralyzed and he has some other health problems. He’s not married and has no kids, but lives with a woman.
Shortly after that, my younger Uncle J (in his 30’s) suffered a severe stroke. He was in the hospital and the hospice for many months. Fortunately he can walk now, but he can’t move one of his arms and he can’t really talk.
Uncle J basically handled a grocery business for Aunt A. Aunt A works at her business, but Uncle J did everything, all the accounting etc.
Uncle J was the main one who took care of my two grandparents (grandma has diabetes and problems and grandpa has problems as well). Uncle J and my grandparents lived with Aunt A (I think in her garage, at least that’s where they are now). Uncle J used to pay rent and help out a lot, but ofcourse now he can’t and because of the stroke, he acts childish many times.
So now Uncle B is trying to take care and tend to all three of them. He had a lot of trouble getting any financial aid and then he got a little bit of aid when he mentioned that he is taking care of my grandparents now.
But it’s all such a mess, they really need people to look out for them and take care of them and right now Uncle B is doing that but he’s not working and neither is Uncle J (he can’t really work anyways).
Now it seems that Aunt A wants to kick them out. Uncle J still gives her money from the bit of savings he has. But Aunt A is not the nicest person. Money is everything to her, but it now seems her business is going down because she can’t manage it and Uncle J was the one who did all the managing and accounting before he suffered the stroke.
I just don’t know how to help.