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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-29-09 06:09 PM
Response to Reply #63
65. probably true, but I worked in some nursing homes
and some were okay, some were awful.
I also remember quality of life for some of the residents was worse than how I treat my dog.
so, I thought, if I reach that point, Im out of here.
I already told my kids that, they didnt like it, but they know, Im gone. Im not the least bit afraid of it, I look forward to it, especially if I am incapacitated and helpless. It wouldnt be worth being alive at that point.
but thats just me.
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  -People are not assholes for putting their elderly relatives into nursing care. Hello_Kitty  Nov-29-09 03:34 PM   #0 
  - amen  dsc   Nov-29-09 03:40 PM   #1 
  - I'm sorry for your grandmother, amen  katkat   Nov-30-09 05:51 AM   #182 
  - Well said  sorcrow   Nov-29-09 03:40 PM   #2 
  - welcome to DU  niyad   Nov-29-09 04:01 PM   #19 
  - mmmmmmmm!! sorghum!! one of my favorite things! Welcome to DU!  patrice   Nov-29-09 05:41 PM   #56 
  - For sure.  JohnnyLib2   Nov-29-09 03:41 PM   #3 
  - I can't believe you were flamed over that. Nobody knows what you go through.  NYC_SKP   Nov-29-09 03:42 PM   #4 
  - imho, sooner is always better than later.  mopinko   Nov-29-09 03:51 PM   # 
  - I'm working on them, but would like for it to be their choice.  NYC_SKP   Nov-29-09 03:58 PM   #17 
  - sometimes you have to put your foot down, i guess.  mopinko   Nov-29-09 04:30 PM   #34 
  - See if you can find one of these:  patrice   Nov-29-09 05:46 PM   #57 
     - great suggestion....  gblady   Nov-30-09 01:53 AM   #171 
        - Pleased to meet you gblady! Yes!! Me too!!! I feel very blessed to help  patrice   Nov-30-09 08:41 AM   #200 
  - The emotions you go through watching your once vital parent deteriorate are indescribable  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 04:05 PM   #21 
     - My mil has advanced stage dementia.  tblue   Nov-30-09 12:14 AM   #161 
     - Exactly!  Kajsa   Nov-30-09 10:04 AM   #207 
  - NYC_SKP, my situation was very much like yours -  tosh   Nov-29-09 04:08 PM   #23 
  - Somehow the strength comes to us. They are worth the work.  NYC_SKP   Nov-29-09 04:17 PM   #27 
  - Back atcha, NYC_SKP - Good Job!  tosh   Nov-29-09 04:26 PM   #29 
  - Well stated, Tosh.  Kajsa   Nov-30-09 10:08 AM   #208 
  - .  patrice   Nov-29-09 05:40 PM   #55 
  - Thank you...  NYC_SKP   Nov-29-09 07:38 PM   #103 
  - She wasn't flamed over that in the other thread.  Duende azul   Nov-29-09 06:07 PM   #64 
  - It matters not. This post is her post and the topic is decisions made regarding aging parents.  NYC_SKP   Nov-29-09 07:44 PM   #109 
  - That is such a sweet pic. I've always opted for in-home  Fire1   Nov-29-09 07:24 PM   #101 
  - Thanks. I've got multiple helpers in place, someone staying overnight every night...  NYC_SKP   Nov-29-09 07:41 PM   #106 
  - Take care of your parents and you SHOULD pressure them...gently.  MUAD_DIB   Nov-30-09 12:22 AM   #163 
  - judgmental assholes all those people are.  cali   Nov-29-09 03:44 PM   #5 
  - I agree with you. My father is capable of dressing,  shraby   Nov-29-09 03:46 PM   #6 
  - Putting your parents into a home can be a loving thing to do, but not visiting them is a sin  Poiuyt   Nov-29-09 03:47 PM   #7 
  - the families who don't visit their parents  shanti   Nov-29-09 06:38 PM   #78 
  - I work in a lot of care facilities  quakerboy   Nov-29-09 08:14 PM   #114 
     - Endless good hair days?????  patrice   Nov-29-09 09:21 PM   #134 
  - Sorry you were treated badly  KT2000   Nov-29-09 03:47 PM   #8 
  - she was not treated badly, she was acting like a jerk. n/t  Whisp   Nov-29-09 09:01 PM   #127 
  - I agree with you entirely  frazzled   Nov-29-09 03:48 PM   #9 
  - My 88 yr old grandmother broke her leg in 2 places and needs more care  Lex   Nov-29-09 03:50 PM   #10 
  - Let's see how well these do-gooders make out when their time comes.  TheCowsCameHome   Nov-29-09 03:50 PM   #11 
  - She wasn't flamed for what she is claiming here.  Duende azul   Nov-29-09 10:20 PM   #141 
  - Thank you!  queenjane   Nov-29-09 03:51 PM   #12 
  - queenjane  katkat   Nov-30-09 06:10 AM   #183 
  - Most people have never been in long term care, so it scares them.  imdjh   Nov-29-09 03:53 PM   #13 
  - H.K. an @sshole you are not...  icnorth   Nov-29-09 03:54 PM   #14 
  - My wife's cousin has been trying to get her mon to go to a  old mark   Nov-29-09 03:55 PM   #15 
  - Well, OldMark  Iwillnevergiveup   Nov-29-09 08:14 PM   #113 
     - About half of that side of the fmily is lawyers - I am sure this has occurred to them.  old mark   Nov-30-09 06:51 AM   #188 
  - k and r-- I am, alas, not surprised that you were flamed for your comments--  niyad   Nov-29-09 03:58 PM   #16 
  - There are some promising developments in LTC.  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 04:10 PM   #24 
     - that is a good start, but so much more needs to be done, and yet, people are really reluctant to  niyad   Nov-29-09 04:24 PM   #28 
  - Yes. Exactly what you said.  Cerridwen   Nov-29-09 04:01 PM   #18 
  - like raising a child, 24 hour care and not so much sleep.  Whisp   Nov-29-09 09:13 PM   #131 
     - Not quite.  Cerridwen   Nov-29-09 09:18 PM   #133 
     - Yes, but you choose to have children.  wickerwoman   Nov-30-09 01:31 AM   #168 
        - sounds like a lot of people in here not wanting to take care of their parents had abusive parents  katkat   Nov-30-09 06:31 AM   #187 
           - That was kind of unnecessary. eom  Hello_Kitty   Nov-30-09 08:09 AM   #194 
           - What a strange post... are you sure you're responding to the right person?  wickerwoman   Nov-30-09 11:02 AM   #212 
  - We had to put my grandmother in a home recently.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Nov-29-09 04:03 PM   #20 
  - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Nov-29-09 04:07 PM   #22 
  - we need to make sure that the elderly receive the best care possible ...  etherealtruth   Nov-29-09 04:14 PM   #25 
  - do NOT, under ANY circumstances, promise that you will NOT put a parent or loved one in  niyad   Nov-29-09 04:16 PM   #26 
  - Amen to that! When I worked in Hospice I had sooo many families whose  laughingliberal   Nov-29-09 06:58 PM   #87 
     - Don't you think too that families can give their Love more freely without the stress of having to  patrice   Nov-29-09 07:23 PM   #99 
     - That was how I saw it.  laughingliberal   Nov-29-09 07:29 PM   #102 
        - Depending upon the working relationships involved, it could be a very liberating and loving  patrice   Nov-29-09 07:43 PM   #107 
     - I agree and have witnessed some aspects of this dilemma.  Fire1   Nov-29-09 08:25 PM   #118 
  - In most states no one can just PUT grandma in the nursing home.  jwirr   Nov-29-09 04:26 PM   #30 
  - .  Swamp Rat   Nov-29-09 04:27 PM   #31 
  - No, they're not. People are assholes for arguing without listening,  Gormy Cuss   Nov-29-09 04:28 PM   #32 
  - there are some people who will still need to be in a long term care facility  cali   Nov-29-09 04:38 PM   #37 
  - The number would be a small fraction of the population in LTC today  Gormy Cuss   Nov-29-09 04:49 PM   #41 
  - Again, you're entitled to think I'm an asshole for my opinions on DU  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 04:45 PM   #40 
  - There's a difference between being an asshole and acting like one on DU.  Gormy Cuss   Nov-29-09 05:31 PM   #50 
  - There is no substitute for the continuous, 24/7, presence of experienced specialized medical  patrice   Nov-29-09 06:04 PM   #61 
  - Agreed, when some one is in that dire a condition  Gormy Cuss   Nov-29-09 06:35 PM   #75 
     - And if, policy-wise, it were to come down to competition for resources held in common?  patrice   Nov-29-09 06:40 PM   #80 
        - Obviously not, but that presumes that alternatives would be more costly  Gormy Cuss   Nov-30-09 01:35 AM   #169 
  - perhaps. perhaps not  quakerboy   Nov-29-09 08:19 PM   #116 
  - My Mom - 92  WyLoochka   Nov-29-09 04:29 PM   #33 
  - The irony in our health care system is that people like you get guilted  noamnety   Nov-29-09 04:32 PM   #35 
  - While I was caring for my two elderly parents, both invalids, I soon decided I would not listen to  enough   Nov-29-09 04:34 PM   #36 
  - My mother went into a nursing home because  sarge43   Nov-29-09 04:38 PM   #38 
  - And that is something a lot of people don't understand...  pipi_k   Nov-29-09 05:33 PM   #51 
  - Thanks.  sarge43   Nov-29-09 05:49 PM   #58 
  - I'm an Alzheimer's Association volunteer....  gblady   Nov-30-09 02:17 AM   #174 
  - my father, 80  shanti   Nov-29-09 06:45 PM   #83 
     - Mom died several years ago.  sarge43   Nov-29-09 07:07 PM   #94 
     - ---  Kajsa   Nov-30-09 01:29 PM   #219 
        - i'm so sorry...  shanti   Dec-01-09 03:07 PM   #247 
           - Thank you, Shanti.  Kajsa   Dec-01-09 05:37 PM   #248 
  - link to the other thread...  druidity33   Nov-29-09 04:39 PM   #39 
  - Here's a link to the subthread about nursing care  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 04:50 PM   #42 
  - My grandma is in a nursing home  exboyfil   Nov-29-09 04:50 PM   #43 
  - Unfortunately the health care reform does not deal with LTC.  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 05:20 PM   #46 
     - What? I thought something was posted here about a change in how LTC  patrice   Nov-29-09 09:30 PM   #137 
        - Maybe the Medicaid aspect of it.  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 09:45 PM   #138 
           - No, I think it was a new type of LTC insurance, something more affordable.  patrice   Nov-29-09 11:02 PM   #149 
  - My family has done what most Americans consider to be the ideal Elder Care.  patrice   Nov-29-09 05:17 PM   #44 
  - Wow, that is a really insightful and thorough response.  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 05:25 PM   #47 
     - I'm getting old, so I have seen a lot.  patrice   Nov-29-09 05:38 PM   #54 
  - I don't think you're an asshole. There are a lot more options and stages of  NC_Nurse   Nov-29-09 05:17 PM   #45 
  - It can be cruel to the elderly relative to not put them where they can get the care they need, too.  JoeyT   Nov-29-09 05:26 PM   #48 
  - We had to do that with my grandma, one of the hardest things to do in one's life.  Initech   Nov-29-09 05:29 PM   #49 
  - Exactly on point  Raine   Nov-29-09 05:34 PM   #52 
  - I completely respect your right to do what is best for you  Mari333   Nov-29-09 05:37 PM   #53 
  - It's funny but when I used to do LTC planning with couples  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 06:05 PM   #63 
  - probably true, but I worked in some nursing homes  Mari333   Nov-29-09 06:09 PM   #65 
  - I've helped out and done that and more for 2 people  tnlefty   Nov-29-09 07:24 PM   #100 
  - a friend of mine said that earlier this year when he was dying of lung cancer  Djinn   Nov-30-09 12:10 AM   #160 
  - This post is misleading. "DU Public Enemy Number One"? Chill out, it's not all about you.  Duende azul   Nov-29-09 05:49 PM   #59 
  - Since this thread is about nursing care what say you about this?  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 06:03 PM   #60 
  - Children are NOT a retirement plan and Elder Care need not be prohibitively expensive to the poor.  patrice   Nov-29-09 06:13 PM   #68 
  - There's no dog-whistling about the comments I quoted.  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 06:38 PM   #77 
     - re dogs and whistles =/= you.  patrice   Nov-29-09 07:00 PM   #89 
  - quoting things out of context  druidity33   Nov-29-09 06:15 PM   #70 
  - I realize I should have left out any reference to that OP because it's taking this thread off topic.  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 06:50 PM   #84 
  - So what?  Duende azul   Nov-29-09 07:20 PM   #98 
     - So plenty.  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 07:40 PM   #105 
     - Wow. Are you intentionally misreading?  Duende azul   Nov-29-09 09:02 PM   #128 
        - Then come up with a system that doesn't oppress women  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 09:16 PM   #132 
           - Again you are misquoting what I said.  Duende azul   Nov-29-09 10:04 PM   #140 
              - That is a disgusting accusation and you really should take it back  Hello_Kitty   Nov-30-09 08:25 AM   #196 
     - Everyone for her/himself: Cultural differences ARE speaking here, for example:  patrice   Nov-29-09 10:23 PM   #142 
  - thank you  druidity33   Nov-29-09 06:04 PM   #62 
  - This OP is about nursing care  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 06:19 PM   #71 
     - there is a difference  druidity33   Nov-29-09 06:39 PM   #79 
        - Those comments are not out of context.  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 07:11 PM   #96 
  - Who is to assess the quality of family care? Those who are cared for?  patrice   Nov-29-09 06:27 PM   #73 
     - I had no issue with the topic of this OP. Neither any preference for individual solutions.  Duende azul   Nov-29-09 08:17 PM   #115 
        - There are state-level programs that Family Care can access - it varies from state to state.  patrice   Nov-29-09 09:08 PM   #130 
           - Thank you for the answer.  Duende azul   Nov-29-09 09:48 PM   #139 
              - Welcome. You have a good point about individual and familial responsibility.  patrice   Nov-29-09 10:53 PM   #147 
  - I am with you on this one...  Bennyboy   Nov-29-09 06:10 PM   #66 
  - No, the assholery comes in when old folks have no visitors.  travelingtypist   Nov-29-09 06:10 PM   #67 
  - Ding, ding, ding! . . . Or start a lawsuit of somekind.  patrice   Nov-29-09 06:15 PM   #69 
  - That always sucks  quakerboy   Nov-29-09 08:21 PM   #117 
     - Well, gee, it just must've been the parents they're neglecting.  travelingtypist   Nov-29-09 08:27 PM   #119 
        - Because that is in anyway comperable  quakerboy   Nov-29-09 08:37 PM   #121 
        - Apples and oranges.  wickerwoman   Nov-30-09 02:16 AM   #173 
  - oh kitty hugs to you, and don't let the haters get you down  pitohui   Nov-29-09 06:22 PM   #72 
  - am torn to call adult protective services  medeak   Nov-29-09 06:29 PM   #74 
  - Oh my!  patrice   Nov-29-09 06:36 PM   #76 
  - ...  tosh   Nov-29-09 06:59 PM   #88 
     - www.care.com  medeak   Nov-29-09 07:04 PM   #92 
  - No one who goes through this will criticize you, so tell the others  lunatica   Nov-29-09 06:41 PM   #81 
  - No such thing was ever said  treestar   Nov-29-09 06:43 PM   #82 
  - just read the other thread and don't recall the OP  Djinn   Nov-30-09 12:22 AM   #164 
  - No one can make that generic ....  gleaner   Nov-29-09 06:52 PM   #85 
  - Agree about arrangements, with the addition that the process should be started WAY, WAY in  patrice   Nov-29-09 07:07 PM   #93 
     - I agree ...  gleaner   Nov-30-09 03:07 AM   #176 
        - Been there with Daddy. There are many, many, many pros & cons with chemo for the Elderly.  patrice   Nov-30-09 08:31 AM   #198 
  - Well, since you're a monster to those people you can tell them to fuck off with a clear conscience.  DRoseDARs   Nov-29-09 06:56 PM   #86 
  - My MIL, at age 93, lives in a nursing home. She uses a walker, but  Obamanaut   Nov-29-09 07:02 PM   #90 
  - The Family Councils are extremely extremely important AND a powerful  patrice   Nov-29-09 07:09 PM   #95 
  - My cousin cared for my aunt in her home for years longer than she should have  WolverineDG   Nov-29-09 07:04 PM   #91 
  - Bless you  goclark   Nov-29-09 07:12 PM   #97 
  - I'm sorry you lost your Mom at such a young age Kitty.  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Nov-29-09 07:39 PM   #104 
  - You are wise, Grasshopper. They receive better care there, as long as there are  Honeycombe8   Nov-29-09 07:44 PM   #108 
  - I'm going through EXACTLY this right now  Le Taz Hot   Nov-29-09 07:47 PM   #110 
  - I learned from my Mom  EC   Nov-29-09 07:53 PM   #111 
  - It absolutely depends on the person and their condition.  Fire1   Nov-29-09 08:54 PM   #126 
     - And unfortunately, not all children are as loving and grateful towards their  Joe Chi Minh   Nov-30-09 12:03 PM   #217 
  - After many years of taking care of all ages of people across the spectrum  Horse with no Name   Nov-29-09 08:09 PM   #112 
  - +1  quakerboy   Nov-29-09 08:39 PM   #123 
  - I got a front row seat to that with my ex-girlfriend and her dying mother  Sen. Walter Sobchak   Nov-30-09 02:53 AM   #175 
  - Couldn't agree with this more.  Dappleganger   Nov-30-09 09:14 AM   #204 
     - Amen.  wickerwoman   Nov-30-09 11:13 AM   #214 
  - My dad has insisted  quakerboy   Nov-29-09 08:36 PM   #120 
  - Don't listen to the ninnies  donheld   Nov-29-09 08:38 PM   #122 
  - Well said, Hello_Kitty. Been there. Done that. Hated it, but caring for my senile Mom  bertman   Nov-29-09 08:52 PM   #124 
  - Another great point.  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 09:29 PM   #136 
  - I'm the caretaker of my mother right now....  jennied   Nov-29-09 08:54 PM   #125 
  - !  patrice   Nov-29-09 10:37 PM   #144 
  - Bless your heart. I wish there was more access to home health  Thickasabrick   Nov-30-09 12:15 PM   #218 
  - ---  Kajsa   Nov-30-09 01:45 PM   #221 
  - You are so right  salib   Nov-29-09 09:04 PM   #129 
  - I had to move my 89 yo father from California to here in North Carolina in 2000  mnhtnbb   Nov-29-09 09:24 PM   #135 
  - Having worked in a nursing home once, I will never, EVER subject my parents to that  cowcommander   Nov-29-09 10:30 PM   #143 
  - And do you think no one ever gets bad care from their relatives?  Hello_Kitty   Nov-29-09 10:40 PM   #145 
  - Well, considering how I'm studying to be an LVN and maybe an RN after a few years...  cowcommander   Nov-29-09 11:09 PM   #151 
     - So everyone should train to become a nurse now?  Hello_Kitty   Nov-30-09 08:08 AM   #193 
     - My mother tried to plan ahead, but plans be damned...  Dappleganger   Dec-01-09 09:32 AM   #242 
  - I wish you could come visit the home I work in and ask our Residents how they feel about it.  patrice   Nov-29-09 10:42 PM   #146 
  - You are full of poo.  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Nov-30-09 06:57 PM   #232 
  - I'm going through the same hell right now.  MUAD_DIB   Nov-29-09 11:01 PM   #148 
  - It's Damned Hard to see a Parent go down. Damned Hard!!  patrice   Nov-29-09 11:05 PM   #150 
     - It is not how I want to remember my father. Thanks...  MUAD_DIB   Nov-29-09 11:38 PM   #153 
        - Believe me, I know and you're right, it isn't!  patrice   Nov-30-09 12:00 AM   #157 
  - I'd like some advise in this area actually..  1awake   Nov-29-09 11:25 PM   #152 
  - You can't make people take care of themselves.  AlbertCat   Nov-29-09 11:44 PM   #154 
  - All SNF/LTC have Social Workers who can advise you on the technicalities  patrice   Nov-29-09 11:51 PM   #156 
  - LTC Social Workers can also work with you specifically to ease her difficulties  patrice   Nov-30-09 12:04 AM   #159 
  - Oh, and ask about staffing schedules! and compare homes on that.  patrice   Nov-30-09 12:16 AM   #162 
  - Damned right, Kitty!  SeattleGirl   Nov-29-09 11:44 PM   #155 
  - I hope I never have to BUT  Djinn   Nov-30-09 12:02 AM   #158 
  - Both of my parents died in care.  BobTheSubgenius   Nov-30-09 12:30 AM   #165 
  - Hi, as a person who has talked to my family about putting me  Cleita   Nov-30-09 12:39 AM   #166 
  - PUT ME IN A HOME  AllTooEasy   Nov-30-09 01:29 AM   #167 
  - The assholes are  cartach   Nov-30-09 01:39 AM   #170 
  - Each situation is different, and no one has the right to  LibDemAlways   Nov-30-09 02:09 AM   #172 
  - Well said. nt  Road Scholar   Nov-30-09 04:45 AM   #177 
  - I work in a nursing care home  Chulanowa   Nov-30-09 04:59 AM   #178 
  - We had to put my mother in the nursing home in May  liberal N proud   Nov-30-09 05:05 AM   #179 
  - We will most likely have to put dad in a care facility if his health deteriorates much more.  Wapsie B   Nov-30-09 09:41 AM   #205 
  - Unless You Have Lived This You Should Never Criticize  sandyj999   Nov-30-09 05:30 AM   #180 
  - No argument here!  Firstzar   Nov-30-09 05:45 AM   #181 
  - welcome to DU--home and sanctuary for many of us.  niyad   Dec-01-09 12:25 AM   #240 
  - I would rather be dead than live in a nursing home  Chemisse   Nov-30-09 06:10 AM   #184 
  - I understand how you feel  pipi_k   Nov-30-09 08:01 AM   #191 
     - That is wonderful that you allowed her to be home and have a 'good' death  Chemisse   Nov-30-09 04:54 PM   #230 
  - you have my support 100%  GinaMaria   Nov-30-09 06:27 AM   #185 
  - I Agree  WVRICK13   Nov-30-09 06:28 AM   #186 
  - Totally agree with you. Three years ago my mother-in-law who I cared for allot  southernyankeebelle   Nov-30-09 07:00 AM   #189 
  - Too easy to judge  get the red out   Nov-30-09 08:00 AM   #190 
  - ITA, and anyone who says/implies they are probably hasn't been faced with this--YET. rec'd nt  raccoon   Nov-30-09 08:04 AM   #192 
  - I agree with you, Kitty  Love Bug   Nov-30-09 08:18 AM   #195 
  - I haven't read all of the posts in this thread, but....  blueamy66   Nov-30-09 08:28 AM   #197 
  - What's with all the immigrant slams?  Yes We Did   Nov-30-09 08:31 AM   #199 
  - Okay, so what shall be done with those whose "own" can't take care of them?  patrice   Nov-30-09 09:13 AM   #203 
  - I didn't mean it like that, so don't misrepresent what I said.  Yes We Did   Dec-01-09 11:19 PM   #250 
  - Second poster full of poo.  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Nov-30-09 07:35 PM   #234 
  - Examples:  Hello_Kitty   Nov-30-09 07:51 PM   #236 
     - This online back and forth is easy behind a keyboard. Time to change a adult diaper.....  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Nov-30-09 08:10 PM   #237 
     - Yes... poor white people. Got their feelings hurt. please. n/t  Yes We Did   Dec-01-09 11:20 PM   #251 
        - Um, great reading comprehension ya got there, sport.  Hello_Kitty   Dec-02-09 08:19 AM   #253 
  - I didn't read the other thread, but anybody that doesn't realize the need for nursing home care,  sinkingfeeling   Nov-30-09 08:58 AM   #201 
  - When I'm old and need care I only hope that I could be in a nursing home  onlyadream   Nov-30-09 09:06 AM   #202 
  - Happy to recommend...  joeybee12   Nov-30-09 10:03 AM   #206 
  - Thank you, Hello Kitty.  Kajsa   Nov-30-09 10:13 AM   #209 
  - It's often expected that the women of the family should take on the care  Arugula Latte   Nov-30-09 10:56 AM   #210 
  - Nursing Homes  mstinamotorcity   Nov-30-09 10:56 AM   #211 
  - excellent answer......been spending a lot of time in nursing homes  Alameda   Nov-30-09 02:49 PM   #222 
  - Some things are just nobody's business.  AngryOldDem   Nov-30-09 11:08 AM   #213 
  - We were blessed  madamesilverspurs   Nov-30-09 11:41 AM   #215 
  - In Agreement  soarsboard2   Nov-30-09 11:52 AM   #216 
  - Same age and sounds like the same situation ..  butterfly77   Nov-30-09 01:35 PM   #220 
  - I disagree, and I've walked the walk  greengestalt   Nov-30-09 03:04 PM   #223 
  - You are right, of course.  elleng   Nov-30-09 03:08 PM   #224 
  - Oh, yes indeed...  pipi_k   Dec-01-09 10:41 AM   #244 
     - Thanks for explaining your difficulties, pipi, so other can understand.  elleng   Dec-01-09 07:22 PM   #249 
  - I work in a retirement community  pipoman   Nov-30-09 03:29 PM   #225 
  - People who attack you for this issue are idiots . . .  Peanutcat   Nov-30-09 03:40 PM   #226 
  - I know I lock horns with you a lot Kitty  DonCoquixote   Nov-30-09 03:40 PM   #227 
  - Thanks. And please don't misunderstand me re immigrants.  Hello_Kitty   Nov-30-09 07:41 PM   #235 
     - Oh, I get it  DonCoquixote   Dec-01-09 01:39 AM   #241 
  - We as a society lack the political will to support home- and community-based services  KamaAina   Nov-30-09 04:04 PM   #228 
  - +1  Kajsa   Nov-30-09 07:10 PM   #233 
  - Excellent post.  joshcryer   Nov-30-09 08:20 PM   #239 
  - I agree I wish my dad would put his mom in a home  Geek_Girl   Nov-30-09 04:04 PM   #229 
  - Same kind of stuff that happened with my mother's FIL  pipi_k   Nov-30-09 05:31 PM   #231 
  - I agree  JerseygirlCT   Nov-30-09 08:15 PM   #238 
  - I can understand why you'd be public enemy number 1.  Renew Deal   Dec-01-09 09:38 AM   #243 
  - Which makes me different from the average DUer, how, exactly?  Hello_Kitty   Dec-02-09 08:17 AM   #252 
  - It is not just the elderly - my oldest sister had to go to a nursing home  csziggy   Dec-01-09 10:42 AM   #245 
  - a lot of people here demonstrate via their own persons why we lose elections  dusmcj   Dec-01-09 11:09 AM   #246 
  - Buyer Beware: Most Nursing Homes are money-driven HELL HOLES...  demodonkey   Dec-02-09 08:59 AM   #254 
  - Nobody knows another's circumstances.  TicketyBoo   Dec-02-09 12:54 PM   #255 
  - Nice spin, but that's not what happened.  Midlodemocrat   Dec-03-09 06:10 AM   #256 
 

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