What do you do when a parent doesn’t take care of themselves

United States
December 14, 2006 6:49pm CST
My Father not only was addicted to alcohol but cigarettes and really poor personal choices in the departments of nutrition and hygiene. He’s now on Hospice ( Click the link at the bottom of this post to get to original string that has info on hospice) and unable to access these deadly addictive items thank goodness and is now being provided with proper nutrition and hygiene assistance. Prior to him being in an assisted living facility he was living in a grungy apartment that had the carpet worn out in the areas where there was high traffic. We will NOT go into the sheets that I would estimate had not been changed in 7 years! The fridge, nah we’re not gonna talk about that either! What about you? How are you dealing with your family member(s) choice or inability to care for themselves? Any suggestions for me? Click on the link ( http://www.mylot.com/w/discussions/436602.aspx )to check out the post that started this one and see some of the other topics you may be interested in.
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4 responses
• United States
18 Mar 07
From reading and responding to your other posts I know that your father is now passed on but I fel this topic sould remain active due to the fact that so many people are dealing with this exact thing
• United States
16 Apr 07
Thanks so much Reality. Yes it is a topic that should remain active as it will always be an issue for someone. Thanks again
@Kylalynn (1773)
• South Africa
15 Dec 06
That is very sad for your dad. And for you and the rest of the family. At least he is getting proper care now. Take care!
• United States
15 Dec 06
Thanks for sending out the love and taking the time to respond.
@fator50 (52)
• Brazil
15 Dec 06
Now I understood your other two previous topics. As I told you I have no experience, but you should pray and God will help you. For sure.
• United States
15 Dec 06
Thanks for taking the time to read them and see thru a little window into my world. I feel better already just knowing it's been read. thank you :)
@adnan82 (673)
• Pakistan
15 Dec 06
they are ur parents so they know wat they r doing so ..u cant make them change ne thing.