Is anyone caring for an aged parent due to nursing home costs?
Hi Aviannovice..no longer but, at the turn of the century, I cared for my elderly father who lived in my home for several years. It was a full time + job; even requiring some major changes in the interior construction ofmy home so that I could have "eyes on him" at all times as he had advanced mental deterioration which required my full ttention. Everything changed, including our relationship; which grew closer. I'd do it again; even in the face of my siblings and others urging me not to do it at the time....this is what families are SUPPOSED to do...care for one another rather than foisting the elderly, disabled and needy off and into unfamiliar environments in the hands of strangers. I urge anyone who CAN take care of an elderly parent to do so..it is rewarding and a valuable way to mend fances, heal wounds and get to know one another before the chance is, forever, gone. Great question, Aviannovice....and, yes, it was expensive as I knocked down walls and opened rooms so my father would not injure himself or "get lost," and I could see/hear him at all times. K.
I commend you on this duty. Yes, you are so right. it is a way to get closer to another person in so doing!
Hi AV....it was at the turn of the decade; not century (geesgh). that I cared for my elderly parent. thank you.
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