I spent some time on the phone earlier today talking with one of my aunts She’s living in Texas and while she’s originally from Canada she’s been living in Texas for at least 30 years or so. Her husband is older than she is by about 15 years and he hasn’t been doing well lately.
Caring for him has started to take it’s toll on her, and together she and her husband have decide that he’ll likely be moving into a nursing home or perhaps as a couple they might move into a retirement home with on site nursing care. It’s a tough decision to have to make for your spouse, or loved one or I presume even for yourself as you get older and can’t do all the things you used to do in the past.
I told my aunt that I’d try to look up some retirement and or nursing homes in her area for her. She doesn’t have a computer and I can certainly find things fast for her. Well I found a site called the Dallas hospice. There’s a lot of information on the site, and easy guides to help you find the type of care or facility that you’re looking for. I was impressed with the site and the amount of information on it.
I wrote down all of the information that I think will work for my aunt and her husband I’m going to be calling her later today. I feel kind of sad that they are going through this and have to make some tough decisions but proud that she came to me asking for some help and that I was able to help her.
Have you gone through this with your relatives? Finding nursing care or nursing homes? It’s hard isn’t it?