September 24, 2007 3:53pm CST
Today I saw a couple half way carrying their elderly mother into a restaurant. The older woman could hardly walk. I have seen it time and time again where families take someone out of a rest home on an outing, sometimes that person is barely able to eat and by the looks of things sometimes not able to make it to the bathroom in time. I have told my kids that when I get to that point that I don't want them to do me the favor of dragging me out in public. If they want to treat me bring it to my home or where ever I am living at the time. I want to remain dignified in my old age without the embarassment of spilling all over my self or wetting my pants where the general public can see. I want to grow old with dignity. How do you feel about this?
• United States
29 Sep 07
I'm kind of on the fence on this one b/c I see your point to not wanting to be a public spectical but at the same time I have a Grandma who is wheelchair bound, has to be taken to the restroom and sometimes needs help eating but she loves to go out to eat. She loves to be around other ppl and see things and I'd hate to think she would be deprived of that b/c she's gotten older and isn't in the greatest of conditions. **AT PEACE WITHIN** ~~STAND STRONG IN YOUR BELIEFS~~
• United States
25 Sep 07
If a person is in such a condition that they can't feed themselves or control themselves, then I don't think it is a kindness to take them out in public. They are probably very aware of their limitations and terribly embarrassed. If I get to that point, just come visit me in my room, bring something nice from a restaurant and spend some time with me, in my surroundings, rather than drag me out in public someplace. I'm with you.