old age home

June 9, 2008 10:35pm CST
Do you feel its a good idea to keep your elders at old age home or elders home.I dont like the idea at all.How can anybody forget the love,affection and sacrifices of their parents??????????????
3 responses
@nicholejade (2430)
• Canada
10 Jun 08
I will admit that some people do forget about their parents when they go to a seniors home but many don't. There are many contributing factors to why a person goes to a PCH (personal care home). Some including they are not able to care for them and they see it a better fit that they get the constant care that they need. Some people just don't have the mentality, fiances etc to care for themselves and even some people can't care for their loved ones. How can you not be willing to put your parents in a home that is going to grant them constant round the clock care that they so desperatly need and you can't give them?
10 Jun 08
I strongly believe,They need our LOVE at first and then all other cares.I agree round the clock services are good for them but what about lacking of emotional support?????????
• Canada
10 Jun 08
Say your father has alzhimers? There would be no way that you can take care of him if you were to do it on your own. You have so much going on in your own life like work that you would have to hire a homecare worker to sit with him while you went and did the things you needed to do. You can't tell me that you are physically, emotionaly, fiancially able to do so. No person is able to do that. There is so much more to a personal care home that meets the eye. It's not rude, cruel etc to place your loved ones in a home if you can't meet their demands. My grandfather was in one as my grandmother had no means to take care of him. Along with my granny as well. We couldn't take care of her it was too hard on us. My granny even said after landing up in the hospital I need to go to a home where I have constant care. If you have never taken care of looked after an aging person you don't know what you are in for. Just because you put them in a home cause you can't do it yourself doesn't mean that you love them any less. You are getting them the help that they need.
10 Jun 08
I am not saying no to provide them a care taker at our own home.But still I am not in a favour to sent them to old age home.
@irishmist (3820)
• United States
10 Jun 08
I work in a retirement home for seniors, it is not a nursing home. My residents for the most part take care of theirselves, but many older people cannot, They need to be moniterd and have meds given to them,and proper food and hygine. I know we don't want our loved ones in a home, but it much more safer for them, as we know they are being taken care of.
• United States
10 Jun 08
Not everyone has the physical, mental or financial ability to take care of a senior in their home. Especially if they have advanced health conditions. I'd rather have my elder loved one living somewhere with people who know what their doing and can provide proper care and treatment.