Would you take in an elderly parent or other family member?
My husband’s parents have taken in his grandmother, and everyone seems to be so happy with the arrangement. I wonder why more families don’t choose this over nursing homes. (I’m not judging, I’m just curious). Of course there are circumstances, but in general, wouldn’t it be easier and cheaper? I know in other cultures and times it’s not common at all to put people in “homes.” I wonder what’s different in mine.
I often think what will happen to my parents as they grow older. They are not well-off at all. My dad would be a pleasure to take in, but my mother would be a different story, though it would still pain me to put her in a home, and I’d probably cave to the idea.
Would it depend on the person or situation for you to agree to take in an elderly family member? If you already have, how hard was the decision?