Please help JP

28841130_15228691210_r.jpegHello caring Samaritan.  The elderly man in the photo is John Paul Dumont.  My mother married him when she was in her late 50's and JP was in his 70's. Both are French Canadian and from Montreal.  It's hard for me to call him my step father because of this fact, but he is a loved member of my family.  Never in a million years did anyone expect my mother, who was his caretaker for her last few years, to pass prior to him.  She died of lung cancer 4 years ago.  John Paul has no immediate family left in the world and is 93 years old.  The few nieces and nephews he has are not in a position to help.  Only recently would he have qualified for Medicaid. Even if i started applying now, it would take months to qualify him.  Even so, they don't pay for in home care unless the caretaker is licensed.   In home care is not fully covered and would have strangers in and out of his home. Anthony, the caretaker is not licensed currently and is also over 60.   I cant imagine having anyone else I or JP would love and trust as much.  I can't imagine putting JP in a Medicaid accepting home.  I toured several at one point before hiring Anthony and I wouldn't put my worst enemy in one of those insane asylums.
  In the 20+ years I have known him, he has gone through numerous serious health problems that would kill a lesser man.  He must have a 24/7 caretaker living with him.  The man( an angel)I found was there to help care for my mother in her final months.  He stayed on to care for JP as he cannot care for himself.  JP'S wish and my promise to him and my mother was to be in his home of 56 years when his time came.
 He suffers from Alzheimer's and Dementia.  He is unable to walk much less cook or clean for himself..  I truly did not think he would still be around at this point.
Over the last 4 years he has gone through all his savings and cash as well as ALL of the cash and savings left behind by my mother. There are no stocks, bonds or the like to cash in.  Between the two of them they had 175K in savings.  As of a few months ago, its all gone   JP has $1800 a month from pension and Social Security income.  The total monthly care and expenses run approximately $5800.    I don't care about, nor do I need an inheritance from my mother.  That’s gone.  I am in need of help to pay $4000  per month in expenses exceeding his income.  The funding goal is to offset the next 8 months of his care.  I feel uncomfortable posting this and asking for help.   I have gone through over $20k personally to this point after paying the employment taxes for last year.  I too have a family to take care of.  The help I'm asking for is solely to care for the man that can't care for himself.  Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.

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Mark Finkelstein 
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Katy, TX
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