Confessions of a Dutiful Son: How to Visit a Nursing Home
Callahan, James J., Jr., Aging Today
One Gerontologist ond His Aged Mother
About a year ago, my 97-year-old mother, Martha, died in a nursing home after having been there for about two years. Many times during that period, I did not like to visit because I was tired of the responsibility for her and I did not like the feelings engendered in me by the nursing home environment.
The dutiful son in me was tired of being responsible for my mother's well-being for more than 33 years since my father had died. Keeping up the home, caregiving after a broken hip, moving into my house, moving to assisted living, moving out of assisted living, moving to a nursing home, arranging power of attorney, decision making about …
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Publication information: Article title: Confessions of a Dutiful Son: How to Visit a Nursing Home. Contributors: Callahan, James J., Jr. - Author. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 26. Issue: 5 Publication date: September/October 2005. Page number: 3. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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