Taking care of elderly parents
June 15, 2016 2:16pm CST
I just got back last night from several days of taking care of my mother post surgery. She lives alone and I thought she could use the help. She will be 86 soon and I feel as though we are entering a new stage in out lives. She needs more help and I think all us kids will fill in and help. That should help lighten the load a bit. Do any of you take care of your parents and how is that experience for you?
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15 Jun 16
Its so good you are taking care of your mother in her old age.Yes my parents live with me and I don't think I can live without them.I always feel I m so lucky that I have parents who love me unconditionally.They are my stress busters, whenever I feel depressed the moment my mother ruffles my hair I know that even if whole world is against me I will always have her in my corner.
• United States
15 Jun 16
@jerry260188 We are not tired of our parents, we are tired due to all the work involved, more for me since I am Power of Attorney, for healthcare and finances. We arrange for all care, all appointments, all transportation, all paying of bills, all visits, all purchases needing to be made and more. Doing this on a daily basis does take a toll.
1 Nov 16
Both of my parents are old.Mom is 68 and dad is 75. Eventhough mom feels some pain here and there,she is still very able.In fact,she helps me look after my daughter .Dad has been taking 6 maintenance medicine but he can still do some home fixing
• Preston, England
18 Jun 16
I help take care of my 76 year old mum, though my sister does most of the caring at our house as she is a trained nurse - the only trouble is that my sister despises me and doesn't talk to me at all which makes things very tense around my mum
• United Kingdom
16 Jun 16
I'm sorry to hear about your mother, but as you say, she needs care after an operation at her age. Good for you for helping her. I've not had to do this myself, but understand it can be a problem, especially if you don't live very near. I hope your mother recovers well.