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Caring for your Parents

Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman, College Terrace, on Dec 9, 2009

Hello fellow Palo Altans,

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Posted by resident
a resident of Crescent Park
on Dec 9, 2009 at 11:47 am

Hi Andy,

I totally agree with you. I had to resort to putting my father in a nursing home after a fall which shattered his hip, and broke his pelvis bone. I was shocked to find the same issues that you mention in your story. It was a real awakening for me to see the other lovely patients there with little or no attention. To me, it was a very sad environment and I can only imagine how one would feel living there for a long time or until my life had ended. Many elderly people don't want to reveal their true feelings to their relatives because they don't want to be a burden, etc.. My father was very unhappy there too and he felt unloved, and lonely even though we visited him every day. We brought him home as soon as we learned about his true feelings.

Your story is a good reminder for me...There is truly no place like home.

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