Thursday, May 21, 2009

Having An Aging Parent

Well, just when you think everything is smooth sailing, something new is thrown at you! Since February I have been dealing with my father being in a rehab hospital due to his back surgery. He had this surgery because of his Rheumatoid Arthritis which has caused nerves in his back to be pinched.

Like most people who has aging parents, I'm dealing with a new set of problems. Questions as, should we place him in a home, can we bring him back to own house, send him to another rehab hospital, or should he move in with a family member?

These all have been weighing heavy upon me. Of course you want to do what is best for that member, but also you have to figure out what is going to happen to the bank account. What kind of care will you be able to pay for.

So today I plan on doing some investigations, contacting different help services and case workers to formulate something the is affordable for everyone. Now the big problem- cutting through all the red tape!

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