Be Strong, be Caring, be Patient Too
Have read the comments,and will be caring for our mother 24-7, people are who they are, some are compassionate, some too busy with their lives and life styles to care for their parents, because they don't care.
It's much easier and convenient to put them in a nursing home, to be honest I hope I pass away before I go into one of those places.
The staff cannot give each resident 100% care, its not possible.
The best place to be for anyone who is elderly is to stay in their home as long as possible, where they feel safe and feel at home but that doesn't happen all the time.
My brother is POA and it went to his head totally.
Just like with our father, now its with our mother.
I went through really rough times, I thought I would be married to the one person I loved for the rest of my life, but things happen, don't they!
My brother is POA - a title with power? now he thinks he is a King It makes things even more complicated. Why would he do that when
everything was going smoothly and I was taking care of all the bills, cleaning, grocery shopping, repairing things cooking, washing clothes, buying her new clothes,taking mom to dentist, doctors and keep her active as much as possible, church, books, newspapers, TV, crosswords, puzzles, poetry, gardening ,planting flowers inside and out.
I was a number 1 - okay person when doing that and convenient and be
doing it again. I wonder what it will be like for him and his wife when they get old!?
Sister is too busy with her lifestyle to help, talk is cheap! It's not fair and not right either.
That's the way it is, I'm there for our mother that's it, is there something wrong with that?
We have become a uncaring society?
It's frustrating when one has a brother and sister
like that- unreal
Believing in God and praying helps and If you can talk to someone about it that helps too!especially when they are in the same situation.
You have to!
One good thing I can say with pride is that I helped our mother and dad as much as I could and I can live with that. Kudos to anyone out there that has the ability to do that! Just deal with-it and tomorrow is another day!
Guess God has a reason for everything, and for some people, they get abused more so than others, but keep silent.
Now that's a strong person, smiles on the outside, but crying within.
To anyone out there who cares for the elderly or for their parent(s) God bless you, we need lots more people like you.
Be patient and strong and feel good about yourself for what you are doing, it truly makes a difference especially for the elderly.
I'm glad there are people out there that can have the strength, patience to do it, ,it takes a special person to do it.
Keep the faith.