Old house

@Zufaqar1 (249)
July 7, 2022 11:49pm CST
When we were in school, we were taught a lesson that it is a custom among the people of the West that when his mother or father is over sixty years old, he is kept in old houses. Is this true? If this is true then why does it happen? What is the wisdom behind it? Photo is taken by a free site pixabay.com
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• United States
8 Jul
It happens a lot. My mother has Alzheimer's and we can't take care of her.
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@Beestring (9816)
• Hong Kong
8 Jul
If your mother has Alzheimer's, is it necessary to take her to an elderly home so that someone can take care of her?
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• United States
8 Jul
@Beestring Yes, she needs extra care that we can't give her.
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@DaddyEvil (111915)
• United States
8 Jul
That can happen, but usually when they are much older than 60. When the parents are too old to care for themselves, then they will either move in with some of their adult children who take care of them or they are placed in an old age home. An old age home has professional nurses 24 hours a day plus other people who are there to help the old people cope with living their daily lives.
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@DaddyEvil (111915)
• United States
8 Jul
@misunderstood_zombie I'm 58 and hope Pretty isn't ready to put me into a nursing home!
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• United States
8 Jul
@DaddyEvil I didn't even catch the age. Yes thank goodness 60 is too young to usually need one.
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@Zufaqar1 (249)
8 Jul
O I see it is true you mean
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@sjvg1976 (38750)
• Delhi, India
8 Jul
No, I didn't hear of it. Maybe the people here will enlighten on it.
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@sjvg1976 (38750)
• Delhi, India
8 Jul
@Zufaqar1 yes there is no custom here but the trend of sending parents to the old age home is increasing here these days.
@Zufaqar1 (249)
8 Jul
I post it only for confirmation.. I glad heard it there no custom
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@arunima25 (78849)
• Bangalore, India
8 Jul
I won't say that it's a custom. Yes, more and more people do it. I think the same thing is picking pace in Asian countries too with the changing socio economic conditions.
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@DaddyEvil (111915)
• United States
8 Jul
It's not a nice thing to do, in my opinion. But, with both adults out of the house working all day, when there are aging parents who can't take care of themselves, there really isn't a choice.
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@DaddyEvil (111915)
• United States
8 Jul
@Zufaqar1 That's true.
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@Zufaqar1 (249)
8 Jul
@DaddyEvil good but parents always needs care from their children
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@Janet357 (76449)
8 Jul
It confused me a bit of what you meant by this.
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@Zufaqar1 (249)
8 Jul
I just confirm it is it true?
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@Beestring (9816)
• Hong Kong
8 Jul
Never heard of this system in my place. Sounds a bit weird to me. What's common here is when the son or daughter gets married, they may move out and not staying at the same house with the parents.
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@Zufaqar1 (249)
8 Jul
Nice. I just post it for information is it true or lie
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• Canada
9 Jul
There is no right or wrong about it. Everybody has their reasons, in West both, husband and wife are working and at times they find it better to put their aging parents (especially the ones that need full time attention) in old age homes. Some old age homes are better, while some are not as friendly. It's easier on the people who are working full time and are not able to provide the needed attention. It's upto us how we create our standards.
@xstitcher (26671)
• Petaluma, California
10 Jul
It doesn't happen all of the time. It depends a lot on the older person's health far more than their age. Sometimes older relatives are very difficult to care for, so that is the reason for old folk's homes.
@wolfgirl569 (69415)
• Marion, Ohio
9 Jul
Many people live at home well past that age. I took care of my parents when their health got too bad for them to take care of themselves. My mom passed without needing a home. The last month of dads life I had to put him in. He was needing 24 hour care and one person cannot provide that. The care giver needs rest. A home provides around the clock care. We all visited him regularly and when he was up to it he enjoyed the activities that they had for the people to do. In the end I wished I had put him in one sooner as he was enjoying it.
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@Zufaqar1 (249)
9 Jul
It's a whole reason that one person can't take care of parents when they are old and ill
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@cacay1 (79628)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
9 Jul
It's case to case, 60 years old is still very strong. There's no reason why placed him in an old house or care center. Many retire at age 65 and still healthy.
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@Zufaqar1 (249)
9 Jul
You are right it's depends on our health
@erictsuma (9779)
• Mombasa, Kenya
8 Jul
I've never heard of that , it's my first time. But if that's is true then I n my opinion I think it's not good to keep our parents in old house
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@Zufaqar1 (249)
8 Jul
Yes I have only conform that is it is true
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