I don't think much has or will change.
I hear a lot of talk about conditions in nursing homes recently but I don't hear much about people figuring out a way to care for their family members at home or come up with a reasonable alternative to end of life care.
When my time comes just grind up a pill and slip it into my Jello!
I can not kill myself. Being Catholic, hedging my bets on reuniting with family in heaven, I must refrain, but I came very close not too long ago. Too much pain, but docs finally got it under control.I had a friend that had medical problems and her only son and his wife had no time seeing about her kill herself with a gun. She never told anybody she would do it she just did it.
It's great to hear a story with a happy ending! Thanks for sharing!My husband was in and out of Acute Care & Rehab centers for almost a year. He came home just before it was reported that Covid-19 was running rampant in Georgia nursing homes. He was never diagnosed with it, so I suppose in that way, we were lucky.
Unfortunately, I believe hip fractures are too often the beginning of the end for a lot of people - restoration to independent status and release from nursing home care is not that typical, based on my experience working in them. Perhaps things are better today.Occasionally it is the only option. I'm told that Injuries from falls is what puts most of the elderly there who are otherwise healthy and living self reliant. Circumstances don't always allow for daily personal care of an invalid no matter how much we might want to give it.
Be kind to your love ones by being careful and not taking risks.
Having worked in nursing homes, I have repeatedly said, "Heck no, I won't go." This pandemic just gives more credence to my position. Let me die with dignity, preferably outdoors on a warm sunny day, looking up at the sky.
I will take the no thanks I’ll die at home option. Yes rehab and acute care are different facilities. I was considered too fragile for those more intense facilities. Apparently the doctors had never checked out stupid nursing homes where a diabetic, who never uses insulin, has to get three shots a day of insulin cause the nursing home provides a carb heavy diet. And other stupid issues designed to kill me.I worked in several nursing homes over the years. I don't want to go into one either after the stuff I've seen but, I may not have any other option when the time comes. Viruses or not.