A Good Idea But . .
As caregivers, we need to learn all we can about our options and make the best decision for our loved ones and us - in-home care is one of them.
...any inherited wealth. If you were fortunate enough to have parents who saved and lived so their children may have something when they are gone, those savings are going to go very quickly.
I lived with caring for my parents for 3 1/2 years. Mom was bedridden and dad spiraled downward with dementia. In home care cost was over $100,000 per year. That doesn’t include the cost of daily living. THIS IS A TERRIBLE WAY TO TREAT ELDERLY, DISABLED AND/OR EXTREMELY ILL PEOPLE.
Not only does it cost enormous sums of money, IT DRAINS
Another important reminder. At my age, I NEED to start making concrete plans for WHERE I will find help when I need help. I don't want my son to have to figure everything out. I don't know why I don't just get on with it. I keep avoiding the issue.
As Sharron mentioned, we all need to face our future needs. Outside of prohibitive costs, I wish there were a way to think of that future in a more positive way instead of a negative consequence. I think I need an attitude adjustment...