Stepping Stones in Care Needs: A Nursing Home May Be Necessary Even if You Need to Break a Promise
Posted Oct 15 2010 12:00am
"Promise me you won't ever put me in a nursing home!" Many of us grew up hearing that plea from our grandparents or parents. The instinctive answer, of course, is, "I'd never dream of it. I'll always take care of you." That was then and this is now. You spent five years running to your parents' home to help out each weekend and spent several evenings with them in the emergency room. Their need for you grew until you had to hire some in-home care. Then your dad died. Your mother stubbornly refuses to move from the too large, outdated home. She falls often, her diabetes is getting to be a critical issue and her memory is failing.