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How do you plan to manage when you can no longer care for yourself?

What will you do if you have outlived your spouse and have no children?

Or if your children are so overworked with their families and work that they don't have enough time to care for you?
Or if your kids are disabled?
Or if your kids are ice addicts or otherwise unfit as carers?

Posted - September 22, 2018


  • 4463
    I'm more concerned who will look after my children after I'm gone. 
      September 22, 2018 3:56 PM MDT

  • 6220
    Honestly, I haven't thought about it.. I probably should.. but I have never been one for planning anything to do with the future.. I guess I always think well why plan when we just don't know what will happen.. I might depart before I reach that stage.. I hope not, of course, but I nearly died a few months ago sooo.
      September 22, 2018 3:59 PM MDT

  • 31662
    I'll take care of myself until I drop dead. I guess my daughter could help out. She is a nurse practitioner. I hate asking others for help. I have been that way all of my life. It's why I have no friends.
      September 22, 2018 4:37 PM MDT

  • 14905
    That is no way true Ellie..... Now go stand in the corner for fibbing or your get a sore bottom....:(
      September 23, 2018 2:58 AM MDT

  • 8643
    I'll go into some cheap care facility so I can die quickly from malnutrition. 
      September 22, 2018 7:13 PM MDT

  • 1153
    Too true!
      September 25, 2018 2:18 PM MDT

  • 13134
    When I can't live independently I'll be ready to go to heaven; that's what I will pray for. 
      September 22, 2018 7:25 PM MDT

  • That's how I feel, too. :-)
      September 23, 2018 1:52 PM MDT

  • "Suicide Is Painless"

      September 23, 2018 12:56 AM MDT

  • 14905
    I'll call up Helping Hand ......I've never had a problem with getting seen to so I'm happy and I don't thing things will
      September 23, 2018 3:01 AM MDT

  • 5480
    then I will leave 
    my physical body...just moving on haha
      September 23, 2018 10:19 AM MDT

  • 22868
    i'll worry about it then
      September 23, 2018 1:50 PM MDT

  • At present I live alone. My parents are not too far away and I'm blessed with a loving cousin and his family. But I do think of the future. I did enquire with a senior citizens home if they have an advance reservation policy, and they asked me to wait till I am 58. Their minimum age for admission is 60. This post was edited by Benedict Arnold at December 17, 2018 9:33 PM MST
      December 17, 2018 9:29 PM MST

  • 33058

      This is about getting your hands on my tilde collection once I'm too feeble to fight you off, isn't it?  You don't even have the decency to wait until I'm dead and my body is cold. For shame, I say, FOR SHAME!  Grrrrrrr. 
      December 17, 2018 9:36 PM MST