Our family dealt with concerns over the care of Kevin’s mom when her health suddenly declined. It was a difficult situation for my husband and his siblings because she needed extra care and the family was not equipped to help her. The thing we learned in this process is that you cannot force care on a person. She did not want extra help and she was not open to leaving her home at all.
This is why it’s important to discuss Care Needs when you’re healthy. It’s the responsible thing to do for your children and for yourself as the parent. It sure would have helped the family to be prepared with a realistic plan that everyone agreed upon.
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Have you had to deal with arranging care for a family member – or – Do you have a plan?
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Aisha Kristine Chong says
I should really start thinking about this even while its still early. Planning is so much necessary.
Amber NElson says
I hate even thinking about this, but it is something we all need to eventually.