Originally Posted by chinaco
DW looks in on an elderly woman who is legally blind. She can see a little but is getting worse. DW calls her and talks and visits weekly. Helps her go to the store, etc.
What kind of government and charitable services are typically available to a widowed elderly person that need help. Can she get things like meals on wheels and a housekeeper to come in weekly? Are those services available?
I think it might depend on the state. My sister in Connecticut cares for her quite elderly in-laws, both of whom are in their 90's. They receive meals-on-wheels, attend a senior care center during the day via transportion provided by the center, and a couple of other services that I can't recall right now. My sister was/is aggressive about obtaining any services for them that they need and for which they qualify. However, she did need to do the legwork in research, contacting agencies, etc.