If your family member is able to care for them self and has some control through meds, an RV could be a great option. Most of the RV parks that I could afford were not good for our situation. To many people in the streets hanging out and just not the quality of living I was wanting for my adult son. The majority of RV parks I checked out won’t allow felons. My son is a felon from his teenage years so I had a huge challenge. I ended up buying an older RV in great shape and putting it on our property of 10 acres. It’s close to the house.
I was so excited about this because my son has been living on the streets for over five years. I had to do something for his safety and my sanity. As of today, he had been living in his RV for about 10 weeks. He does not take meds and had not showered regularly for years. He wears the same cloths for months. Things started out really well. He would shower and use the micro and AC. He would come into the house and visit and eat dinner with the family. Now, four weeks later, he stopped using the shower and tore out the plumbing, turned off the fridge and has completely destroyed the inside. He has removed most of the electrical panels and taken apart the TV and stereo. He has torn out the furnace piping and insulation, unhooked the hot water heater and removed the furnace control panel. He still has lights and one outlet works. He has become more isolated than ever and I’m starting to worry because he is now starting a fire inside the RV to help keep warm.
He does plug in a new heater that I purchased and it is doing the job. His psychosis is getting worse and of course he won’t allow me in the trailer. I take him food everyday and invite him in to shower and wash his cloths on a daily basis. So far no success. I’m starting to wonder if it’s time to interfere because of the fire situation. He is now black from the smoke. I don’t regret my decision and the money I have lost due to the damage. I have him here with me and I know hes safe but now I wonder how safe. I could sure use some suggestions for how to move forward. Thanks for listening.