I would like to hear from those of you who chose not to be a primary caregiver. Explain why you made this decision and why you feel it is the right choice for you.
Please chime in if you did try caregiving in your home or moved into their home and later stopped being a caregiver or if you are a current caregiver and considering making other arrangements for them.
This is not an inquiry about why you are a caregiver in your home. Although, you could start a separate thread for that if you like.
I do understand that in certain situations a person does not have the opportunity at the present time to place their loved one in a facility, even though they may like to.
I realize that some people do not have the resources for an assisted living facility or have not yet applied or in the process of applying for Medicaid for a nursing home. I have also heard that not everyone is even eligible for Medicaid. Some people have to become wards of the state. It can be a time consuming process to prepare for placement.
There are some posters that feel that adult children are solely responsible for being caregivers to their aging loved ones.
So, I think a post that addresses this topic may be of interest to our readers and we can learn from each other’s viewpoints. Hopefully, we will support one another as well.
I certainly respect any and all caregivers, no matter what choices they have made. This post is not meant to upset or offend anyone. Blessings to all of you. 💗