My mom and I were talking abou this over the weekend. She said theres no way she'd want to burden us kids with having to take care of her. She said she'd rather go stay in an assisted living facility or a nursing home if it ever came down to her not being able to fully take care of herself. She said that she would never let me wipe her butt,LOL.
I'm glad we had that conversation because I always assumed that if something were to happen to her, I'd take care of her.
I think when I get old...I'd rather go into a nursing facility too..but I'd want my children to make sure I wasn't getting abused and I'd want them to visit me often. I wouldnt want them to give up thier life to take care of me...but visits would be nice..at least once a week. Some of those poor residents at nursing homes never get visits and its so sad.:(
I'd visit my mom..even if she ended up with dementia and not knowing who I was.
Asked by kimberlyinberea at 12:56 PM on Aug. 25, 2010 inLevel 29 (39,262 Credits)
Being 67, I will be facing that "maybe". I feel just like your mom. I would never make my kids have that added responsibility. It's not fair to the child, or at times the mom. So assisted living or a nursing home for me. I would want my kids to check it out and vist to be sure I was getting good care......Glad you and your mom had that talk, my DD and I have also had that little talk...
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