Feb 25, 2015 - 09:54 AM
I presume you have already had "the talk" with your mother about stranger danger. But I would also be interested to know if inviting strangers to your mother's house has been a long-term behavior pattern for her.
If so, she may just be a warm, generous individual that enjoys entertaining. If not, then a consultation with a geriatric psychologist may be a next step.
However, lonliness on your mother's part could be the driving force behind opening up her home to strangers. In that case, another option to consider is co-housing. Your mother could remain in her own home and rent out a bedroom to a woman who is her peer. There are a few services available that match homeowner with roommate; goldengirlsnetwork.com, roommates4boomers.com or try National Shared Housing Resource Center.
I appreciate your concern with keeping your mother safe while she still maintains an engaging lifestyle.