Saturday, January 12, 2008

When I Am Old, Who Will Take Care Of Us?

Have you ever think about when you are old, who will take care of you? Seriously I did think of this even though I have 2 lovely kids at home but I never though of them taking care of us when we are old. The world has changed and I see many youngster now a days send their parents to the nursing home.

Last week when I was at Aunty AC house, she starts telling me about her mother in law. Her mom in law fall down and hurt her back. She was hospitalized for about a week and when she discharged, none of her children wanted to take care of her. Aunty AC being a widow and she is now taking care of her grandchildren, could not take care of her. If not she will be willing to look after her at home. Hence, they got no choice but to send her to the nursing home and let the care taker take care of her. Her mother in law go there with a heavy heart because she doesn't want to be there. I felt so sad for the old lady.

I was telling Dearie Suki, both of us better be prepared for old age. When the kids grow up and have their own family and career they will have no time for us. For me I wouldn't want to blame them if they really wanted to send us there. Looking at a more positive side, maybe both of us could mix with more friends at the nursing home, who knows right!