Do I have to go into assisted living
(Houghton MI )
I am terribly worried. In the past few weeks, I have left the stove burner on twice, once causing the house to fill with smoke, setting off a fire alarm and almost causing a fire from overheated cooking oil. Several times I have left faucets running for hours.
My daughter thinks it's not safe for me to live by myself any longer. She wants me to move into assisted living.
That would kill me quickly. I couldn't live in a setting like that.
I am an independent loner who can't live around other people or being constantly monitored.
Also, I couldn't take my beloved cats, which is unthinkable to me.
I still work from home at an intellectually demanding job.
I don't belong on assisted living. What can I do?