Our expert says:
There is, indeed a major lack of suitable facilities for any and all of us who are challenged, physically and/or mentally. In the situation you describe, there could be elements of two scenarios --- one is that you have become Depressed ( a very treatable condition ) which drastically reduces one's ability to cope with any challenges and makes one gloomy and pessimistic and inclined to give up ) and the other is that there is no disgrace in recognizing that in certain situations we do indeed need and deserve some appropriate help.
I'm hoping one of our other CP oriented regulars will respond here. I understand CP Mom is unwell at present, but recently there was discussion of a CP organization in SA which apparently provides good advice and services, and which you should check out ( maybe try google ? ) There are many possibilities, apart from a home, there are some facility styles like a group home where several people share a home and the chores and activities ; maybe sharing with one other ordinarily-able or CP person ; and so on.
Explore getting a psych assessment and advice from your nearby medical school or major state clinic --- they are supposed to provide proper psych services to everyone.
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