from grown kids when you find yourself old and sick and no longer able to take care of yourself alone?
I'm hoping he'll put me into some time of assisted living facility and help take care of my finances. Also that he'll make sure I'm well taken care of physically and mentally and that he'll still want to spend some time with me.
Answer by skittles1108 at 5:44 PM on Feb. 16, 2011
Answer by gemgem at 5:38 PM on Feb. 16, 2011
I expect my son to either have me living with him and he/his family taking care of me. Or for him to provide the means for someone else to take care of me, either in a "home" if need be or a live in care giver/companion. It is the norm for us based on religion/culture for the eldest son to care for parents when they become old &/or infirmed. If my husband and I did not live in the States, we would be living with his parents in India caring for them since he is the eldest son. Since we live here, and they are in India, the middle son as taken on that duty, however we do provide financial support for them as well. My brother will care for my mother when she can no longer care for herself and we will contribute financially there as well.
For us, this is the norm and what is expected. I know that it is not the "norm" for most.
Answer by pixie_trix at 5:53 PM on Feb. 16, 2011
Answer by tiffanyv123 at 6:41 AM on Feb. 17, 2011
Answer by MrsLeftlane at 9:30 AM on Feb. 17, 2011
Answer by Dr.Donna at 12:00 PM on Feb. 17, 2011
Answer by Dr.Donna at 2:54 PM on Feb. 17, 2011
Answer by admckenzie at 5:45 PM on Feb. 16, 2011
Answer by pixie_trix at 6:02 PM on Feb. 16, 2011
Answer by pixie_trix at 6:15 PM on Feb. 16, 2011