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Nursing Homes and Your parents
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Posted 5/17/10
I admit if life came to it, I would place my parents in a nursing home. Before I did though, I would check with the regulatory panels, and get recommendations and quotes from each home. I would also have to make the decision based on the level of care needed, whether or not 24h intensive care is needed. If it was just meal and medication support I would advocate towards a retirement home. While retirement homes are not yet government regulated, there is an external board which I would check with.

Although in-home staff is an option, I personally would NEVER hire in-home respite or nursing, because the chances for abuse are much higher. Locally they are not regulated by any governmental standards, only the standards by which their organization runs. A majority of in-home caregivers only have 8 months of training before working with organizations as well.
Posted 5/17/10
LOL my parents would always tell me "don't you dare place me in a nursing home!". But seriously, why would I do that? I love my parents. I would let them live with me if they want, or they could live with my sister. Placing your parents in a nursing home is like showing that you don't really love them enough to take care of them, instead you would rather have strangers take care of them, and they don't even care for your parents.
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24 / F / Germany.
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Posted 5/17/10
My dad keeps saying he wants me & my sister to take him to a nursing home..
Dunno if my mum want it, too.
I mean, i looooove my parents.
But maybe it's not such a bad choice.. Or i hire someone for taking care of them..
I want to work and have children and couldn't take care of them all the time..

Dunno. T^T
Don't want to think bout it yet.
It's still not the time !!
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I wouldn't like to be in one, so I wont leave them in a nursing home.
Up until now, my grandparents have lived by their own since my parents moved, and if they had some problems doing some activities, my parents would hire someone to help them at home.
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Posted 5/17/10
I've been the caretaker of the family since 10 years ago.
They won't survive here in America and they would be miserable if I'm not around.
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Posted 5/18/10
I don't think I can do that to my parents and it has nothing to do with culture on my part. My mom says she doesn't want to be a burden on her children; she jokes she already has a nursing home picked out. But that won't happened.
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Posted 5/25/10
A nursing home is a long-term care facility licensed by the state that offers 24-hour room and board and health care services, including basic and skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, and a full range of other therapies, treatments, and programs. People who live in nursing homes are referred to as residents. Now a days nursing home ratings are really high as they provide all the facilities tot heir patients.
http://www.nursinghomecenters.org/
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Posted 8/29/10
I would go live with them. My parents would not want to go to a nursing home.
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Posted 8/29/10
I would NEVER put my parents in a nursing home, my friends moms a nurse and shes tells me what the nurses are actually like, their not that nice and unless someone REALLY needs something they wont get it for you, their so mean i would never want to send my parents to a place like that.
Posted 8/29/10
I'd never put my parents in a nursing home.....I'd just buy them a house
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Posted 8/29/10
For some peculiar reason, my dad harbors this mindset that I'll chuck him in a home & flee.

My folks can stay with me, but I might consider a caretaker.
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Posted 8/29/10
i would never do such a thing.. rather have them at home with me!!
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Posted 8/30/10
I would NEVER put my parents in a nursing home... I've seen the facilities and it's so shitty! I'll buy my parents a home where they can just retire and relax and I'll hire a private nurse to take care of them, I'll come every once in a while...
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Posted 8/30/10
among my siblings. im most likely the one to take care of them. so it's a no.
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