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Thursday, March 7, 2013
As my 94-year-old grandparents, married 71 years, age, some troublesome things have arisen.
With my father as their 24/7 caretaker, they are able to remain together in their home. As their mental and physical health decline, their needs increase. Even with excellent and multiple insurance policies, no amount of in-home care is covered - but a nursing home is.
If people are fortunate enough to remain in their home, why should an insurance company decide otherwise?
We exit this world with the same needs as when we enter it. Our care is given to us by the people who are closest to us and in our homes.
We don't send babies to a children's nursing home until they can do things for themselves. So why, if we don't have to, should we send our elderly to people who don't know them? Their life's ending should be treated with the same respect, care, celebration, protection and love as when their life began.
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