How do you feel about being put in a nursing home?

Do you mind going? - I want to live in a nursing home if I get to the point where I'm a burden on my family.
@LovingIt (5398)
United States
November 14, 2006 8:49pm CST
When you are of a proper age and can no longer care for yourself, whether it be mentally or physically, how do you feel about your family putting you in a nursing home?
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10 responses
@smolo69 (67)
• United States
18 Nov 06
My Grandma just passed away about 2 weeks in a nursing home, so no I do not wish to be in a nursing home.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
18 Nov 06
I'm sorry to hear that. My grandma also passed away while she was residing in a nursing home (although she was in the hospital at the time). She loved living in the nursing home, however. I guess that makes me have a more positive outlook on it perhaps.
• United States
18 Nov 06
My Grandma had Alzhimers (sp?) So, she was not really there. I have actually had 2 great Grandma pass away in nursing homes also. I have worked as a CNA before in a nursing home, I know what goes on....I actually worked in the nursing home in Michigan where the 2 CNAs were killing the patients in alphabetical order. It was crazy! They are in prison now, thank goodness!
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
18 Nov 06
OMG, that is awful about the ones killing the patients. Thank goodness they were caught!
@mirage108 (3403)
• United States
17 Nov 06
I might not like it but I would live with it. My main thing is I dont want to be a burden on my family. i.e. for expenses for care or that sort of stuff.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Those are my feelings.
@sharon613 (2324)
• United States
17 Nov 06
Its a terrouble place, Id rather be in an assistant living
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
18 Nov 06
Would you mind being in assisted living?
@krizz420 (4389)
• Canada
15 Nov 06
Ill shoot myself first before anyone is dropping me off at one of these places
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
16 Nov 06
Even if it was a really nice one?
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
15 Nov 06
I wouldn't like it. I really hope it doesn't happen to me, but who knows?
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
16 Nov 06
What would you rather do if you are unable to live alone?
• United States
15 Nov 06
I actually work in a nursing home...there are pros and cons. Pros...You just have to push a little button and you can get whatever you want! You get to take as many naps as you want to. You have alot of company and people to talk to. You dont have to worrry about taking the right medicine at the right time. Con's sometimes you have to sit in a dirty diaper for a few minutes before CNA's change you. You get woke up in the middle of the night to take meds. You can sleep as much as you want as long as your roomate isnt crazy and screams all night. Illness seams to spread fast in a nursing home...I dont think I would mind living in a nursing home as long as it was assisted living and not Long Term Care.
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
15 Nov 06
I agree with you there. I would want assisted living as well. I hadn't thought about having to wear a diaper. I hope I never have to do that.
• United States
15 Nov 06
hum well how come they cant take care of me? they got to dump me on someone else after i spent years of my life taking care of them? coming to me for help and money ..now suddenly i am to old to matter so just dump me off on someone else eh? i wouldnt like it abit..
@LovingIt (5398)
• United States
15 Nov 06
I used to think that way, but I've thought a lot about it and I really think I'd rather go to a nursing home, provided it's a nice clean one, where I'll be well cared for and can make friends and everything. I really don't want my kids bossing me around and stuff, plus I don't want to be a burden to them.
@yogitha (1893)
• India
18 Nov 06
hum well how come they cant take care of me? they got to dump me on someone else after i spent years of my life taking care of them? coming to me for help and money ..now suddenly i am to old to matter so just dump me off on someone else eh? i wouldnt like it abit..
@rmuxagirl (7569)
• United States
17 Nov 06
I wouldn't want to be put in a nursing home. The only reason I would want to be in a nursing home is if my family couldn't care for me any longer and it's a very good home.
@rocknroll (1536)
• India
15 Nov 06
no idea!!!