Will you live with your parents?

@lucy67 (819)
China
November 11, 2008 8:24am CST
If your parents could no longer care for themselves, would you let them live with you or put them in a nursing home?
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6 responses
@Porcospino (27554)
• Denmark
14 Nov 08
In my country it is not customary to live with your parents when they can't care for themselves anymore. Elderly people usually move into a nursing home if they can't live by themselves any longer. Some of the nursing homes are great and others are not very good, so if my parents will ever have to live in a nursing home, I will do whatever I can to find a great place. In the old days it was not unusual for two or more generations to live together and I don't think that the current "nursing home"-culture is always a good thing. If my parents or my mother-in-law wanted to live with us I would definately let them move in, but the situation would be a bit usual in my country.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
Hi there! Oh it never came to my mind to put my parents into a nursing home when they become old. Here in the Philippines we don't do that. We take care of our parents until they are old. We nurse them if they are sick. Some families hire care givers but never put their parents in a nursing home. I find it sad if people do that to their old parents. It's like after everything that their parents have done for them they leave them and never bother to care for them. I think parents gets sad too if their children don't nurse them when they are too old. I believe it is a responsibility of a daughter/son to take of their parents when they grow old. It's a way of showing gratitude to our parents. Ciao!
@diutay (1327)
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
If I have my way, I'd rather that they stay with me. But then the decision is theirs alone. There might be some reasons why they're better off in the nursing home especially if they need round the clock care or if their friends are also there. I would of course do my very best that they'll consent to be with me as they grow older.
• Philippines
11 Nov 08
Of couse I will welcome them in my home specially when they can't care for themselves anymore. i owe them my life. They cared for me when till I grew up. I want to personally take care of them for the remaining days of ther life in this world. That way, I won't have regrets then. It depends actually in countries' culture and tradition. I think some people in some countries would rather have their parents in nursing homes. Not much in my place, so you don't see much nursing homes here. It's okay for them then. I live in country that values family so much.
@vijigopi (991)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I would definitely let them live with me. There is no way I'm putting them in a nursing home(unless I'm forced to live in a place which will not suit them). I will atleast try to make them live very near my house so that I can look after them everyday. Nobody knows what will happen in the future, so I am not promising anything. But as long as I can take care of them, I will... because it is our duty to care for our parents and foregoing that duty is sin according to me.
@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
11 Nov 08
I would more than likely let them live with me. I cannot see myself livng in their home. It would be easier for me to have them here.