My charge cannot communicate about ideas, or reflect on past action or comprehend anything but the material aspects of life. He might toss a pack of food at me and refuse to converse for days and weeks, He produces broken trail-off sentence fragments. He never answers me if I try to start a conversation.
He is too disabled to manage his own home well and that is where I come in. I have been (unpaid but free rent) caretaker/roomie here for 14 lonely years and I am too poor to really get another home, maybe nothing better than an overpriced exploitative shabby room somewhere.
I am so afraid of what will happen to me and us and this place if I try to leave. Meanwhile I think he should get a modest place nearby and have it be HIS and then either one of us can use it as a little getaway. Of course most snooty landlord types think this is dishonest and won’t rent to people who need this kind of arrangement.
I need help from anyone who can envision a good outcome to this. i feel doomed in too many ways now, and no one of my own to turn to, and I can’t find a good therapist for us either…have almost given up looking.