Elderly - when is enough, enough?
Not a caregiver, but have a dear elderly friend in another state. Have been helping her with business, social, and medical problems - as much as is possible considering long distance.
We usually get to see one another at least once per year. She has had it in her head for the past year that the grim reaper is at her doorstep and I should drive up to see her.
I'd love to see her, but frankly, It costs money that I don't have as I'd have to stay in a hotel and take time from work.
She is well-situated monetarily. Should I ask for my expenses to be paid for the drive and hotel - or just let her pleas to meet fall on deaf ears?
Other than her, I don't have much experience with the elderly so I am posting here. Thanks so much.