They are losing some abilities to do things and have some health issues.
I have posted questions in the past. Instead of help, I receive your not like us, you should move out, these are cruel statements. I am a stand by provider.
My parent's health is showing it's age.
My mom is back on her feet (after a fall that took almost 3 months to recover from pain from) and hopefully no more falls in her future. She had cancer in her neck, a good surgeon was able to remove (no Kemp, have to monitor blood tests) She works part-time and needs naps. She can't do a lot of things she did before, arthritis is setting in. She still drives and does some of the household chores. She still goes shopping for the home.
My dad has accepted he is getting old. He tries to work like he did when he was younger, he finds flexibility issues. He shows signs of Alzheimer's, but for now it's not bad. (He lost 4 siblings to the disease, His mind is still sharp.) He has skin cancer patches and has allergies and reactions to various medications, that we have to watch out for. He has thin skin that easily gets cut and becomes slow to heal. He has also arthritis. They for now, are independent people, but someday that will change. They clearly told me they do not want to be put in a nursing home. They want me to care for them. They make their own doctor appointments and fill me in on meds or how the appointment went.
I am the youngest child (have an older brother and lost my sister (at age 8, to brain cancer)
I live at home (my parent's home, for now, dad wants to leave house to me) I am single. I own a family daycare, that I run from home. I am in my 40's. I am trained in first aid and CPR. I clean the house, I do most of the laundry, cook most of the meals. My older brother shows no interest in his parents, or my parent's home. I have a God sister (my cousin) she is more like a sister. She is my backup person if something comes up and I have children to care for.