How many people here are responsible for the care of an elderly family member?

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How many people here are responsible for the care of an elderly family member?

Bignuf Bignuf
Do they live in the same house as you?
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
I don't care for any elderly people.
married with children , Incendiaire , sexxxkitten , spunkmonkey , FLIPxMODE , DawnStar , GONE! , Living Doll , Cindi025 , LavenderSkies , SecondStory , souviet , LoganAlexander , BlooJay , Jax Jackson , Carlie2010 , Allstars316
17
I care for an elderly family member, but they live elsewhere.
captainsgirl , Stinkytofu10 , LoganAshlee.
3
I care for an elderly family member, and they do live "under the same roof".
Martiniman , jennifur77 , leanright69
3
Other?
Gunsmoke , spiced
2
Total votes: 25 (25 voters)
Poll is closed
02/28/2013
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Chilipepper Chilipepper
My mother isn't elderly, but I assist her because of her disabilities (acquired through an accident). I've become her driver and do the shopping as well. It's mainly because I'm unemployed, had been attending college, and am living here.

Although I am resenting living here. I'm getting frustrated with my job hunting and I'm feeling older than I am because of being deeply involved with her medical problems and aging. C had expressed concern that I'd end up like his Aunt S: gave up her entire life to look after his grandmother, and is now a grey little woman with nothing in her life except reality TV. I don't want to be like that.

I need a job so I can move out. Mom said I should move out when I'm working, to live my own life ...
02/28/2013
Stinkytofu10 Stinkytofu10
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Do they live in the same house as you?
I care for an elderly family member, but they live elsewhere.
02/28/2013
sexxxkitten sexxxkitten
I don't care for an elderly person.
02/28/2013
FLIPxMODE FLIPxMODE
I don't take care of an elderly person.
02/28/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
We provide some financial support to my wife's parents.
03/01/2013
Martiniman Martiniman
My mother has lived with us for years, but it wasn't until an accident recently that it has now become me looking after her. It's not full blown care, but its now much different than when she moved in with us.
03/01/2013
LoganAshlee. LoganAshlee.
I look after my gran and she lives 100 miles away ): lots of travelling
03/01/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I don't look after any elderly people.
03/01/2013
spiced spiced
I used to take care of my mother until she died; I lived a few blocks away from her and I spent several hours there each day, not just helping but also just hanging out. Mom and I were good friends. When she started requiring constant care, my wife and I were preparing to move in with her, but before we could do that, she ended up hospitalized and never recovered enough to come home.

I empathize with Chilipepper's comment; being constantly involved with the problems of age did tend to make me feel old. If I could have my mom back, I'd gladly do it again (and more), but it's hard being a caregiver.
03/01/2013
SecondStory SecondStory
I don't take care of anyone yet, although that's looking like it's going to change pretty soon.
03/01/2013
souviet souviet
Quote:
Originally posted by Bignuf
Do they live in the same house as you?
nope.
03/01/2013
LoganAlexander LoganAlexander
I don't and I hope I don't have to, my family has a bad history for this sort of thing.
03/01/2013
BlooJay BlooJay
I don't have to look after anyone.
03/01/2013
Jax Jackson Jax Jackson
My parents sort of look after my grandmother but she doesn't live with us and i don't live with them anymore.
03/01/2013
ImaGodiva ImaGodiva
I've been caring for my father daily for about 3 months (living in his own apt), but he just moved to an assisted living facility which will lower my responsibility. I have two young boys and I feel like I've hardly seen them! It's difficult to balance it all. .....And then there's that late review....
03/02/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
I don't care for any elderly at this time
03/02/2013
leanright69 leanright69
Care for mother. Not under the same roof, but on the same neighborhood.
03/02/2013
Total posts: 18
Unique posters: 18