Can They Live Alone If Necessary?

Question

Asked by mary

Can They Live Alone If Necessary?

Can they live in an apartment alone without people helping them?

Answer

I have schizophrenia and I've lived alone for 20 years and right now I'm buying a co-op so that is a possible for someone who has money to do.

Your loved one or whoever you're referring too if he or she collects a government disability check might benefit from supportive housing where there is a case manager and the rent is 1/3 of the income so it's cheaper.

Your local NAMI will know about supportive housing. Call (800) 950-NAMI (6264) to find the name and phone number of your local chapter.

If at all you have a sizable amount of money and are concerned about your loved one living alone after you die you need to set up a special needs trust for your son or daughter. The NAMI web site offer a special needs trust primer.

The thing to remember is: when a person lives alone he or she needs to remember to take their SZ medication every day as prescribed as well as any other medication or vitamins.

Regards,

Christina

Answered by Christina Bruni