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Tue May 15, 2012, 09:44 PM

39. Worked in the Home Health Care industry for a couple of years

in Marketing and Client Relations, and what goes on is heartrending. It paid well, but had to move on.

I wish this poor person could have gotten at least respite care or In Home Care Services at least in California. Probably had assets which precluded Medicaid nursing home care. I know that haunts many adult children...either take care of Mom or Dad until they die, or spend down the entire estate, then they can get Medicare.

I don't think it's so much an issue of euthanasia but one of the lack of a "liberal" safety net for the elderly. On the other hand, nursing homes are outrageous in their charges and equally outrageous in the quality of care, just as are hospitals. Rick Scott, Gov FL comes to mind.

May your friend RIP.

Please, everyone that reads this, look into long term health care insurance or buy it for your parents. It may be a hassle and an extra expense when you are younger, but time passes, and I've seen many families ripped apart and seniors who live miserably as a financial and emotional burden to their kids...no one wins. Unlike house or auto insurance, everyone will get old for the most part and likely need it.

Also, it's more humane than euthanasia.

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