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Nursing Homes and Your parents
Posted 5/17/10 , edited 5/17/10
I just posted in another thread and this topic came to mind...

When your parents are old and can't really take care of themselves anymore,
what will you do?

Will you bring them home.. .place them in a nursing home..?
What would you do?

From a filipino background, for the most part, I've grown up seeing a lot of the families elderly living at home
( granted there were no immediate complications ) As for my parents, I have no problem paying their rent/mortgage in the
future... I will NEVER put them in a nursing home. There's been too many reports in recent years of abuse...
that stuff enrages me when I hear it.
I also went to a nursing home with my friend to go visit his grandma and she was completely fine.. no major complications. They just wanted her to live in a facility that could take care of her better. I also saw some elderly living there .. like the family just dump them there.

What's your take?
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Posted 5/17/10
I would probably live with them, or near them so that I could keep an eye out...I wouldn't put them in a home, my mother worked in one for awhile and it was a pretty sad place.
Posted 5/17/10
I'll let my mother live with me if she wanted to. I wouldn't dare send her to a nursing home, even if she got on my nerves all my life.
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Posted 5/17/10
I'll pay for my mum and dad's house (they're divorced) but will never let them live with me. My grandma (mum's side) lives with me now and she drives me up the wall.
Posted 5/17/10
Lol my parents said "Don't you dare put me in a nursing home."

I'd never do that to them. my parents are so fit and healthy, and quite young too 45 and 47, so there's no need to worry about that now or ever. I will look after them should anything happen.
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24 / F / in yur dark heart
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Posted 5/17/10
ofcourse keep them in home..my traditional background doesnt allow to leave my parents in nursing home
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24 / F / 「pℓαyìη.uη∂єя.∂α....
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i would NEVER place my parent in 1.. nothing against nursing home.. jus d best comfort && care is at home.^^.
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22 / M / Ottawa
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Posted 5/17/10
Euthanize them. As soon as they hit 80, put em out of there misery.
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24 / F / Tampa, FL
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I would never put my parents in a nursing home.

I come from a mixed Cuban and Indian background, and in both cultures that's a big no-no. Parents are supposed to be taken care of by their kids when they get too old to care for themselves.
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My grand mother was in a home until she passed. I hated going there. It looked like a horrible place to be, everyone just sitting around awaiting death. If I'm able to I'd like to care for my mom as I'm sure my brothers will be to busy to.
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In my Viet culture, the children suppose to take care of their parents like the parents taking care of the children to be an adult. My grandparents still live with their children. The American culture are different from Asian. I would not put my parents in nursing home.
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Posted 5/17/10

impala1 wrote:

My grand mother was in a home until she passed. I hated going there. It looked like a horrible place to be, everyone just sitting around awaiting death. If I'm able to I'd like to care for my mom as I'm sure my brothers will be to busy to.


A nursing home is a horrible place to be. If they're bed ridden the staff whose worked there for a while don't treat them like people. They're your relatives not theirs, keep this in mind when you leave them there.

My dad passed away at home, in a hospice environment.
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nursing homes is just another prison....they will need their freedom when they get older so i'd make them live with me...
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Posted 5/17/10
I think I would just pay for all their bills and stuff like that and have someone come and take care of them if needed. No nursing home.
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Posted 5/17/10
I understand why someone people wouldn't want to be a liability to their children, but I for one would not let my parents go to a nursing home, because when I get old I don't want to go to one. What is the point of having children really if they practically run off and leave you alone once their adults. I want to be by my family on my deathbed.
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