We are going on vacation starting on the 12th my wife takes care of her parents they're getting very old and it's time for a break it's not easy taking care of parents they need a lot of care but it's not all that hard if you just take it one day at a time there are some things that we have to be careful for like they have to take meds and if we're not careful they'll take the wrong ones or they'll take too much of it just taking him for a walk isn't that easy they need walkers so when we have to take them for doctor visits or take them shopping there's a lot on your plate doing this but as the saying goes you know you got to take care of family when your parents get to the age where they can't really take care of themselves it's up to the kids the only bad part about it is that my wife is an only child and she has to do all this on her own we don't want to have to put him in a nursing home so we are in the process of purchasing a trailer from which we will be going from a two-bedroom to a three bedroom so that her parents can move in to make things so much easier on not so much them but on my wife so hopefully everything will work out and will be able to live comfortably and hope for parents will be around for another couple years or so it stinks to see your parents when they get into the position that they can't take care of themselves and you have to do it for him but we are their children they brought us into this world and took care of us for 18 years so now it's our turn to take care of them and it ain't that bad so as far as caregiving goes you know people think it might be easy I don't know how nurses do it or nursing homes to it cuz it is a lot of work and we're only taken care of two people not 20 or 30 at a time so things things can get quite hectic at times but overall it's not that bad that's my story thank you Kevin
Thank you so much for sharing your story with the group Kevin. Where are you going on vacation? Are you taking your in-laws or are they staying home? If they are staying, will someone be with them? As a current caregiver, any tips you can supply to the group in how to prepare yourself and your loved one for vacation? Thanks for joining and write back.