82 Year Old Loving Wife Of Stroke Disabled Husband Just Needs New Carpeting
(Fredonia, Wisconsin, USA)
I am a senior 82 years old and my husband is 83 years old. We have been married for 62 years.
We have two daughters that have distanced themselves from us over three years ago. They want no part of being in our lives during these golden years.
One lives in Arizona and one lives in Colorado. They are 61 and 56 years old. This has been quite difficult to accept.
My husband had a stroke last year and I have been his caregiver. He is doing rather well but has limitations.
He is not able to do much in the way of work around the house. He has no strength, his legs are quite weak and walking is limited to in the house.
The stroke affected one side of the brain so memory is also a problem and his hearing has suffered. He has a shuffling to his walk.
Our only income is social security. I have no savings. I am in the process of redoing my mortgage, as my payment is more than I can afford right now.
I do get some help with food stamps and that is around $150 a month which I am grateful for.
I have had to use what little savings I had to fund a new water heater that died and also to replace a part on my furnace.
I purchase my husband's medications through a mail order pharmacy in Kentucky that saves me money.
I need help on my carpeting in my living room, dining area and hall. It is worn out and in some areas has buckled up and I have a fear one of us could fall. If I could get my carpet replaced it would be a godsend.
Other than that I am able to manage the care of my husband. I would not want it any other way. I love him dearly.
I could not work outside the home right now and at my age I do not believe I could get a job.
A grant for carpeting would be what would work. I have seen ads for four rooms of carpet for less than $600.
Anything available for seniors to fix up their home would be welcomed.