Posted 12th Mar
I hope someone could help me out here and give me some good advice . Well I have an old lady who is our neighbour she lives across the street from our house . I have been living in my current house for over a year now and everyday I would see this lady outside her house every morning she would wave at me and I would wave back so that’s how we would greet each other almost everyday then for a while I stopped seeing her and after few months I wondered if she was ok so last week I went and knocked on her door to check on her she is a lovely lady I asked if she was ok and haven’t seen her for a while to which she responded that she had a little accident and was unable to leave the house . This lovely old lady has no family or friends around her only some care workers who comes and visit her 3 times a day. and just as a good neighbour I asked if she needed anything she could always give me a shout and I left my number for her . Then the next day she rang me on my phone and asked me if I could come over she needed something . So I went by and she asked me to get her some cigarettes and milk she give me the money . I was happy to do that for her I did her shopping and returned her change. she thanked me for my time and trouble and I said not a problem as a neighbour that’s the least I could do for you . Then next day she again called me and asked me to get her some chicken wraps and asked me to get her card and get some money from her account as she needs some cash . I was happy to do her shopping but to get her bank card and get her cash I was not comfortable doing it . So I told her I can take her to the bank by my car she can get her money herself to which she replied that due to her condition it’s not possible for her to leave the house and that one neighbour that she trust is currently on holiday . Now I said to her I will do it but I am not sure what if I get her money and she later refuses that I didn’t give her. I may take a video as an evidence but why should I go through all this trouble then again I feel bad that she has no one to help her and she trusted me and I let her down I am not sure if she has dementia and what if she forgets me giving her money . I think I will refuse to help her with this am I doing the right thing ??