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If your elderly parent(s) were unable to live alone anymore, would you take them into your home or find an assisted living facility for them?

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Poll Results: 6,652 votes
47%
Take them into my home.
 
28%
It depends.
 
21%
Find an assisted living facility.
 
4%
Other.
 



1314 Comments   add a comment >>
Barbara V.
Saturday February 6, 2016, 7:34 AM


Take them into my home.

Ed V.
Thursday January 28, 2016, 9:05 AM


Take them into my home.

Roro l.
Tuesday January 26, 2016, 1:55 AM


thank you


Kay M.
Sunday January 24, 2016, 12:46 PM


cts

Dimitris Dallis
Monday January 11, 2016, 10:55 AM


I didn't visit the "seniors" polls for some time now :)

Natasha Salgado
Saturday December 26, 2015, 8:59 AM


No-half sisters home

Kay M.
Friday December 25, 2015, 9:10 AM


cts

Dimitris Dallis
Friday December 18, 2015, 6:53 AM


Please, we don't want new polls.
We don't need to think :)

Dave C.
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 6:34 PM


assisted living

M.N. J.
Tuesday December 15, 2015, 12:31 AM


It depends on the situation.

For example, I have family members who currently have one senior parent living with them while another parent is in an assisted living home nearby.

It also depends on the physical and financial resources of the caregiver. Is he or she living alone? Is he or she able to give up the workday to be a stay-at-home caregiver?

I have an unmarried friend who gave up his career to move back to his hometown when his mother became ill. He was cut off from most of his social life, living alone with a terminally ill and clinically depressed person for many years before she died. He was the only child of a widow, so there was no one to share the burdens of care. He couldn't even have a pet.

Should someone have to sacrifice so much before we consider him or her "a good child" or a "responsible" and "caring" person?



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