Do your elderly parent(s) live with you?
How long have they lived with you? How did it come about? How is it working out? Do you expect the arrangement to be long term? If not, what's next? How is your spouse coping with it? How are your children reacting to grandparent(s) living with them? Any complaints.. yours? theirs? ~ Would you recommend this arrangement?
My father came to stay with us for a few months. Where he lives it is very cold and he came to "warm up" in Hawaii. When he stays alone, he cooks, cleans and keeps himself busy, but when he stays with us, he wants me to wait on him by fixing all his meals, cleaning up after him and entertain him. Since it was only temporary, I did my best to keep him happy. But, it does take a lot of effort, time and energy to keep up with him. He is 85, but sometimes, I think he is stronger than me. I am glad he was able to spend time with us, but not sure I could do it on a permanent basis. Also, the lack of privacy became an issue. I really love my Dad, but think he is better off, as long as he is physically and mentally well, staying by himself. It will change when he gets less able to care for himself.
by GA Anderson 6 years ago
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by Sheila Craan 7 years ago
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by Christin Sander 4 years ago
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by cfin 4 years ago
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