When you are very young you think that your parents are invincible. As you get older you hear more and more stories of caring for elderly parents at home. Respecting their wishes and not caving into putting them into a care home is getting more common, its also the affordability factor as well.
In a couple of month’s, it will be one year since I lost my dad. My dad was an older parent, he had us later in life after he met my mum, who was his second wife. The older I got I realised that I wouldn’t have him around forever. I knew I wouldn’t have him around as long as my friends’ dads. But that didn’t matter. He was my dad and I treasured him. He looked after us extremely well and was very protective! He was 88 years old when he passed away and was always tough as an old boot until dreaded cancer got him. But he walked me down the aisle and saw me get married to my soul mate and got to spend lots of time with my eldest daughter.
Unfortunately, he passed away three days before my second daughter was born. Looking back now at his last few months, caring for him at home was the best thing for our family and his wishes. My mum and brother were his main carers, but being heavily pregnant at the time I helped out whenever I could.View Post