Elderly: Burden or Blessings
Ken Keeley, CSA
The elderly can be seen as burdens rather than blessings. Sometimes we are quick to forget the sacrifices our parents made for us when they are in need of care themselves. Instead of taking them into our homes—whenever that is safe and feasible—we put them in retirement communities or nursing homes, sometimes against their will. We may not value the wisdom they have acquired through living long lives, and we can discredit their advice as “outdated.”
Not all elderly people need or want constant, live-in care in their children’s homes. They may prefer to live in a community with other people their age, or they may be quite capable of complete independence. Regardless of the circumstances, Care Patrol can help; we still have obligations to our parents. If they are in need of financial assistance, we should help them. If they are sick, we should take care of them. If they need a place to stay, we should offer the best, this is where CarePatrol can help the family.
Families have so many choices to make when the search for senior housing options arises. With so many options available, such as assisted senior housing or residential care homes, it’s easy to feel confused and overwhelmed by all the different kinds of communities. It’s important to learn the differences between the many elder care solutions that are out there so you can make the right choice for your elderly parents or other loved ones. Care Patrol has been helping families for almost two decades find safe, quality senior housing options.
We should never allow the cares of the world to overshadow the things that are most important—especially the people in our own families. The Bible says, “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—”that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth” (Ephesians 6:2-3)