Aging parents are seen by many as a burden, but I think there are creative solutions out there to help us care for aging parents. Tell you story about what works (or doesn't work) when caring for aging parents or share your ideas for some solutions to make this problem better.
The burden of aging Parents
- I and my wife are aged parents(crossed
sixtees)We are not a burden to our children because we have our own monthly income(pension)which is more than sufficient to meet our needs.We
are hale and healthy attending to our daily routine without the help of others.More over we guide our children in their daily life style with our past experience in our lives.We are maintaining our health with proper diet and exercise.We are confident of our future life also to be maintained in the same way so that weare not a burden to our children at all at any time in future also.we meet our needs as per our income without going to lavish expenditure following the principle of "cut the coat according to the cloth available"we advise our children also to follow the same principle through out their life.we are exemplery for them.Internet Browising is my hobby by which i could
gather useful information fron different websites which are benificial for my my physical as well as spritual development
- —Guest Sastry
Caring for Aging Parents
- You alluded to it briefly in your introduction. This is one of those situations that call for the first and the second world to take lessons from the third world. In my society one does not even think about it. It is the responsibility of the children to take care of their aging parents and it is considered a huge blessing for one to have taken care of parents who age gracefully into ripe old age. My grandmother passed on at what we estimated, conservatively, was 130 years. She was living with my uncle, her eldest son. And she was a great asset to the entire family as a history resource person, on top of the fact that she was extremely nice and a very pleasant person who was immensely intelligent even into her very old age. The system of care is well laid out in the traditions. It is the eldest's some responsibility to take care of the parents. If, for any reason, he is not able to, the responsibility passes to the next son, etc. It is assumed the daughters will marry and leave home.
- —Guest Wainaina Kung'u
The Burden of Aging Parents
- I hope my children don't refer to me as the burden of my aging father. After all, I never referred to the raising of my children as my burden.
It was my joy to have them, watch them grow and blossom, and I take joy in the grandchildren they brought me. It is unfortunate you use the metaphor of the burden of parents.
- —Guest jim