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will you take care of your own mom when she got old????

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neng999

Asked by neng999 at 4:48 PM on Jan. 20, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • yes, unless it gets too much of a burden on my family. she said she doesn't want it to get in the way of raising my children...she said put her in an assisted living place.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:49 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • No. She let her health deteriorate so much due to her smoking that she now has COPD. She'll need the care of a nursing home staff in a few years. She's almost 67 now
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 4:50 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • My step dad is 9 yrs younger than she is- but I would absolutely do whatever was necessary to help my mom. It's the least I can do after all she's done for me!

    mrsmom110

    Answer by mrsmom110 at 4:50 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • My husband and I have already discussed this and we both plan to take care of our parents when they are old.
    Orionsgirl

    Answer by Orionsgirl at 4:50 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • I did until she died. I also took care of my Father until he died.... I wouldn't have done it any other way.
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 4:50 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • absolutely. She will get the best care, just as i did from her growing up. Although she wants to be in a community "old home", and since we had to find one for my grandpa years ago, i've learned what she wants when it comes to that. I willl make sure she is happy, no matter where she chooses to live.
    boobarandbell

    Answer by boobarandbell at 4:51 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • yes; she's 50 years old now and she's got a long way to go til she can't take care of herself anymore. i know by that time my kids will be much older and not as dependant on me. my mom was always there when i needed her, the least i can do is return the favor. same goes for my dad.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 4:52 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • I would have in a heart beat but "someone" (keeping my language in check) took both my parents from me too soon.
    twinsplus2more

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 4:53 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • yes, but I'm only years younger so I think the responsibility will be more on my sister. But it also depends on her health in the next years.
    DomoniqueWS

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 4:56 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

  • No, I wouldn't be able to handle my mother on a daily basis. I work in a nursing home and take care of my patients so I'd probably put her in the nursing home that I work in. That way I can still care for her, know she is ok, and have my home to myself.
    worriedmommy600

    Answer by worriedmommy600 at 4:56 PM on Jan. 20, 2011

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