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Question/Topic for November 2013
How do you manage your loved one’s care
and still take care of yourself?
Name: Nina Brown-Lane
Location: Long Island, NY
Time: 03:00 PM
Although my Mother is in a nursing home, I visit her for several hours each day 5 out of 7 days a week...sometimes 6. I hold an immense amount of guilt because I had to place her in a nursing home to keep her safe. I am often frustrated at her quality of life and wish that I could afford to have her taken care of at home with me. After a job loss last year, I've had to take a severe cut in pay. The medical plan has huge deductibles that prevent me from being able to visit my doctor so I am unable to keep up with my health issues. I miss traveling to visit family and friends across the country to revive my spirit. Bottom line...I am unable to take care of myself.