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  •  I will never put my parents in a nursing home (4+ / 0-)

    None parents deserve to be put in a nursing home, period. Worked in a nursing home when I was in college and wish none parents to be put there.

    •  What choice do you have? (6+ / 0-)

      Assuming you're not rich enough to afford a private nurse.

    •  That was always my position, jeanba (7+ / 0-)

      Unfortunately, life intervened when my mother's rapidly progressing Alzheimer's coincided with my dad's refusal to let anyone help him care for her. It was an extremely dangerous situation for my mother. She was losing weight, she was dirty, and she wandered.  It took a lot of detective work, but we found a place where she could be safe, have three nutritious, supervised meals every day, get regular baths, and interact with others. She began smiling again.

      (Getting her away from my dad was another matter entirely. Anyone in a similar situation should call Adult Protective Services.)

      "Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." ~ Voltaire

      by KelleyRN2 on Wed May 12, 2010 at 01:54:49 PM PDT

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    •  Life happens (5+ / 0-)

      There was one alzhiemer resident that we had whose family tried to keep him at home, but it became impossible.

      He had been a boxer and now in his confusion his first response was to hit.  And he hit hard.  They put him in a nursing home because it was the only place that could handle him.

      I always thought that I would be able to take care of my parents, but now my health issues are great enough that I could not.

      Life happens

      "He felt that his whole life was some kind of dream and he sometimes wondered whose it was and whether they were enjoying it." - Douglas Adams

      by Clytemnestra on Wed May 12, 2010 at 02:39:20 PM PDT

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