I may not be a 24/7 care provider for my parents, they are to most part healthy, they are right now independent and can do for themselves but give them 5/10 years I will be taking care of them.
I joined this group so I can see how more experienced care providers handle aging/diseases of their parents/grandparents. The ups/downs of 24/7 care.
My mom cared for my grandparents as they grew old. We lost them a few years ago. It left a void in my mom.
My dad lost both his parents when I was in my teens and sisters and brothers through the years. They had family that cared for them day to day. It was hard for my dad.
I want to be there for my parents to care for them. If I don't who will?
I owe my parents a lot, they supported me and cared for me through my life's up and downs.
I am not looking for sympathy and brush offs from this group that's not why I joined. I bet that's not why any of you joined.
You joined to find support and understanding, help and answers.