The Upper Class Attitude
The original purpose of this board (as I see it) was supposed to be a support for those who take care of their parents and don't get any help from siblings. It seems that lately there are a lot of posts from people who want to defend their position on NOT wanting to take care of their parents. This was not meant to be the original intent of this board.
I find that the people who don't want to help their parents are typically the upper class professional women who are too busy with their careers and weekend social plans and trips.
This is strictly an upper class attitude, and one that I'm familiar with, because I work in a large office where the women are highly educated and well-paid. They tend to look down on me because I'm helping my parent. They tend to get aggressive about their own positions (which is stick parents in assisted living as fast as possible so they don't have to spend even one precious weekend mowing parent's grass or buying their groceries). Even the tiniest task for their parent is too much trouble.
This explains why so many siblings don't want to help out.
And yes, I'm sick of hearing about all of the "reasons" why they think their parents don't "deserve" help.