I Care For An Elderly Loved One

Caregiving for parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, a close non-relative, this forum is not limited to those who care for a parent or parents. 38 People

    Saving Someone You Love......

    my father is 72 years old with several medical conditions one being mod-severe aortic stenosis. over the past few months his symptoms seem to be getting worse. the problem is he would never survive traditionally surgery. I am hoping to hear other patients stories and experiences...
    ella0528 ella0528
    41-45, F
    Mar 19, 2012

    My Sweet Uncle

    I was honored to have cared for my late Uncle 24/7 in his home from March of 2012 until this past December before he went into nursing care (when his medical condition exceeded my ability to care for him by myself). We laid the gentleman to rest on January 8th, 2013, in the plot...
    afreimann afreimann
    41-45, F
    Jan 10, 2013

    I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way.

    My grandfather was born in 1918 and up until several weeks ago had been living alone. Over the last several years, though, his home has been broken into; the first time, he was assaulted (and was well into his eighties when it happened). My children are 18, 17, and 17 and...
    afreimann afreimann
    41-45, F
    Jan 2, 2011

    The Come Back Grandpa

    So, this is my first post, I was just desperately need to share this story of mine somewhere. and thank god I found EP <3 here it is.. about 11 or 12 years ago my grandpa (from my mom's side) leave his family. he was the only person that could get the family money. Not that...
    RainaHarvard RainaHarvard
    16-17, F
    Jan 12, 2012

    Video Calling To Help Care For Elderly Parents?

    We are conducting some research into how video calling could help care for elderly relatives. We've built a box that turns the TV into a really simple video calling device. We'd like to know if this could help families with older relatives? If so please tell your story below...
    MattSimmonds MattSimmonds
    26-30, M
    Jul 8, 2013

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    Ciflo Ciflo
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    3 Responses Apr 21
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    engberggg engberggg
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    lanbanan lanbanan
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    LostHaze LostHaze
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    sillykittycat sillykittycat
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    This is my last ever post on EP: Dear EP, I just wanted to let you know that I'm grateful for providing me with a platform to vent, and cry, and scream, and shout, without...
    oddpodd oddpodd
    22-25, F
    Apr 19
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    hereisme hereisme
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    1 Response Apr 16
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    gnikool gnikool
    56-60, M
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    Mar1mar Mar1mar
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    3 Responses Apr 15
    Can't believe it's his birthday in 11 days and he's spending it in there away from everyone :(
    TiffanyJadex TiffanyJadex
    18-21
    Apr 15
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    linzzy linzzy
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    scarsofrelief scarsofrelief
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    I had a best friend and he hired me to work for him. I did and when I did he started hitting on me. I felt sorry for him bc I knew his marriage sucked so I let it roll off my...
    ceg333 ceg333
    36-40, F
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    fallenangelxo fallenangelxo
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    3 Responses Apr 12
    Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won’t tell you about themselves if they trust your kindness. However, the moment...
    hazaramujahideen hazaramujahideen
    70+, F
    Apr 12
    2 months today you've being gone only about 7 more months to go. Can't wait miss you so much never thought you could miss just one person this much it breaks my heart that we can't...
    TiffanyJadex TiffanyJadex
    18-21
    Apr 12
    When you let someone have the power of your state of mind, that’s when you realise you’re in such a dangerous space. Letting them protrude every corridor of your mind to the...
    trying2forgetyou trying2forgetyou
    22-25, F
    Apr 12
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    rosecr rosecr
    36-40, F
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    bimvim bimvim
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    1 Response Apr 11
    This guy... has me crying and feeling depressed and then he acts as if he doesn't even care, but tells me "I don't want to be the cause of your depression".
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    70+, F
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    HomelessSoul HomelessSoul
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 9
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    Insanity99 Insanity99
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 8
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    TiffanyJadex TiffanyJadex
    18-21
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    MessyGlaze MessyGlaze
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 8
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    Ancientphoenix78 Ancientphoenix78
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 8
    Is it wrong of me that he still crosses my mind and I allow him to? That I miss him still? That I still love and care for him though I've met a few after him? Is it wrong of me I...
    endlessl0ve endlessl0ve
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 8
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    Anonylyn Anonylyn
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 7
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    icesky icesky
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 7
    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION YOU CAN KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. I have heard people...
    ganyoji ganyoji
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    16-17, M
    2 Responses Apr 6
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    Peking1977 Peking1977
    36-40, F
    Apr 6
    Yep, that's me in a nutshell. I would have even driven to her house had she given me the green light! :)
    kbpimpin87 kbpimpin87
    26-30, M
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    TristeMuneca87 TristeMuneca87
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    Bluedimensional Bluedimensional
    36-40, M
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    TiffanyJadex TiffanyJadex
    18-21
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    Amine1981 Amine1981
    31-35, M
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    Thats one of the things that no one should really care about.
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    18-21, M
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