Should I spend the money on home services?

Q: I have been told I should have some services to help me stay in my own home, but I don’t want to spend my money. What do you think I should do?

A: People who have lived through the Great Depression are survivors and have learned how to make their money stretch. Being thrifty can be an admirable trait but not if it jeopardizes your ability to stay in your own home. In many ways, you may be “penny wise and pound foolish” as the saying goes. You don’t know how long you will live, of course, but if you have sufficient assets to pay for services you should wisely do so.  You worked hard to earn your money so why not enjoy a good quality of life? In my experience, friends and neighbors are more than happy to help you up to a point, but they may be relieved to have a professional involved and not have the responsibility for your well-being. For more information about how we can help you stay in your home, please call 507.387.HOME (4663).

Sharon Chader
Licensed Social Worker