I'm going anonymous because this is not going to be a nice answer.(and this is a quite long rant I am trying to mask as a reason)First of all, no, I haven't sent my parent to an old age home.
I assume you mean nursing homes. But there are retirement villages, assisted living communities, etc. as well.A traditional nursing home is the last stop on a very sad train for many or even most people. It's a hospital of sorts for folks who need around the clock care but not
My own mother said to me,
Although there was a slight increase in self esteem and life satisfaction for women with children, no such effect was found amongst men. And childless older women and men reported no increased sense of loneliness or depression compared to those who had children.Our economists and politicians are notorious for calculating future expenses based on
Yes, you will find a number of old age homes for 40-year-olds and above. However, with so many options available, it may become difficult for you to choose the best home for older adults. In this case, you can always take help of the internet or ask for references from your family
I'm sure there are as many reasons as one can think up but, typically, it's considered necessary when an elderly person can no longer be safely left on their own to care for themselves. Poor eyesight, muscle weakness, poor balance, cognitive decline, as well as many illnesses can make
It is important to have a home inspected whether new or old. There are issues in all homes. Ofcourse an old home will have more issues and some of them could be hidden as well. It is necessary to get your home inspected by a professional home inspectorApart from the routine inspection some of the key areas where the
In India it is not a good scenario in old age homes.Probably, hiring a care taker is a better option.It is not evil, it is same as hiring help for raising the baby when you don't have enough time to nurse the baby yourself.It need not
Old Age Home: issue or need to the societyThe very concept of an old age home is new to India. An old age home is usually the place, a home for those old people who have no one to look after them or those who have been thrown out of their homes by
Well! That's a good question. And, in my opinion, and obviously judging the recent circumstances of India, old-age-home is a necessity. First, I would like to say that my maternal grandparents died before my birth. My paternal grandmother passed away before my parents' marriage. And my thakurda (paternal grandfather) breathed his last when I
Why are elderly people no longer looked after by their family, but are put in old age homes or somewhere else?
Because in today's world the multi-generation home is very rare, if it exists at all; there are not enough people around to give them the care they need. Also, the rest of the family can't just ‘drop everything' to care for the elderly - they have jobs, and usually families of their own to care for.My mom
Many are sent because our culture doesn't respect elders. We are vapid, vain, and venal, easily seduced by the figments of our own imaginations. Three out of every four Americans are embarrassed future millionaires. And since we buy into the illusion
Why do people go to facilities at an old age home? I am comparing between an old age home and a home.
Once you are unable or struggling to live in your own home or a retirement village due to health reasons, an Aged Care facility can be a good option.Care staff available to helpMeals, activities, exercise, new friendsNurse call buttonMedication is
I am 16 years old. My mother will only be turning 49 in 10 days. Despite this, we may have to put her in a nursing home in a couple of months.My mother was diagnosed with MS (Multiple Sclerosis) at age 18, but it went untreated for years. She has two forms of it, but it's treatable.
It is not a good thing to send parents to old age homes. No sentient person should be
Our values and cultural cues are given to us, more times than not, by our own family and where we grew up.There's no shortcut answer to your question but there are times when professional services are better than home care.Caregivers at home are not capable of physically performing the
I understand the need on a practical level - folks get old and frail, needs escalate, there is no one who can or will take the time to help. It can be expensive to get paid help in your home, and finding the right people to come to your home