Fay is Josephine’s sole regular caregiver. There are no other siblings or close relatives to rely on. Josephine is alone at home when Fay has to leave, and so Fay tries to stay nearby and limit her time away from the home to an hour or two.
Josephine has a close family friend who lives two hours away and visits at least once a month. Fay trusts this friend and also receives emotional support from her. Fay has tried to hire a caregiver for her mother, but Josephine refuses the idea. Her memory problems keep her from remembering when or why she needs help.