Back to Reality!

@Morleyhunt (19750)
Canada
October 26, 2015 1:05pm CST
A week of relaxation, no worries and lots of pleasant company. We took two days to make the trip home (back to reality), enjoying the sights and each other's company. We arrived home last night at 6:30 PM. Just five minutes later, the phone rang. Since then I have spent a lot of time on the phone. I have driven my elderly parents to appointments and am trying to organize a gather of my (local) siblings to make sure we are all on the same page. They don't want to, but they (my parents) may not have too many other options. A nursing home, or somewhere that some supervision and care is available. Their health has continued to deteriorate. We are not qualified, or are capable of providing the type of care they need. Somehow, not even 24 hours after returning home I feel like my life is a mixmaster, turned on high.
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@just4him (117099)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
27 Oct 15
I hope you can find a nice place for them. My parents went into assisted living two years ago. Now it's just my dad as mom passed a week ago today. He calls it home. I'm sure once your parents get used to it they will call it home too. Be sure to check out several so you get a good idea of the benefits of each. We looked at quite a few before we settled on the one my parents went to.
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@Morleyhunt (19750)
• Canada
27 Oct 15
I have a daughter who is a recreationist at a local home. She has worked at several different ones. The biggest problem we face will be the long waiting lists for placement. My MIL waited a year, a Most 15 years ago.
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@amnabas (10282)
• Karachi, Pakistan
26 Oct 15
Take good care of them they need you as you needed themvwhen you arrived in this world.
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@jstory07 (67145)
• Roseburg, Oregon
26 Oct 15
I hope you will find something that will work for your parents.
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@Jessicalynnt (47872)
• Centralia, Missouri
26 Oct 15
sounds like you def need time for a nap!
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• United States
27 Oct 15
I can certainly understand your dilemma regarding your parents and their care. I have been taking care of my mother for years now and she is declining too. It's getting to a point where I am barely able to care for her daily needs yet she refuses to even consider an alternative. She is mentally better than she is physically
• United States
27 Oct 15
bless yer heart, there jest don't seem to be 'nough time spent 'way to keep those batteries charged fer long when ya got so much'n yer plate.
@BelleStarr (38288)
• United States
27 Oct 15
I can sympathize I had to do this for my mother and it is never easy. I hope some of your relaxation stays with you.
@GardenGerty (99354)
• United States
27 Oct 15
I hope when I need to I go cheerfully to someplace that I have help. My dad is 84, rides a scooter, and wants to be as active as when he was forty. It is not happening.