Caretaker?

@Inklings (1255)
United States
November 17, 2006 1:58pm CST
Are you taking care of an elderly family member?
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6 responses
@BinKsBaBy (505)
• United States
20 Jan 12
Wee used to however my husbands grandfather passed away about a year ago, at the wonderful age of 96. It was both rewarding and heart breaking work. He appreciated it deeply but to watch him go thru dementia was painful and then his passing was so hard for the whole family but even more so for those of us who were with him on a daily basis. After that we helped take care of my father in law who found out he had stage four lung cancer. We only had 4 short months with him from date of diagnoses till he passed, and that was just as hard to watch. My advice is take care of your family the way that you will want to be taken care of, and hope that your children learn from watching you how to when the time comes you should be cared for. Also know when your in over your head if you don't have the ability that is needed to care for your family member don't be afraid to ask for help weather it be from other family or friends or from a professional. Also find a good support group because its easy to get overwhelmed and depressed. Its a lot of work but if your in the position to do it I would recommend that you do.
@manzician (4727)
• India
18 Nov 06
Yea... I love old people... I stay at my grandma's place every saturday...Aneewayz.. Thanks for your question... Its really nice to be here at mylot... Are you guys here for money or just for fun???
• United States
18 Nov 06
my wife and I recently did some remodeling of our home in anticipation of the need to bring one of our parents into our home.
@GardenGerty (157917)
• United States
18 Nov 06
No, I have never done that. I did take care of a dying spouse(43 yrs. old, ALS) and then a younger (36 yrs. ) sister with bone cancer. Those kinds of things can change your perspective.
@blueman (16509)
• India
18 Nov 06
nope i have none staying with me.
@blueman (16509)
• India
18 Nov 06
nope i have none staying with me.