Thursday, August 6, 2009

Watching the necrological service and the funeral procession of the late President Cory Quirino brought on a lot of tears coupled with true sadness for most Filipinos around the world. It was a day of mourning for the Filipinos as they laid to rest a lady of strength, determination and integrity. As I sat glued on television, I can't help but think of the day when I'll be old and gray and will not be able to take care of myself. No parent would like to be a burden to their children especially if there's extensive medical needs.

I have always thought that a home for elderly care is not such a bad option. In some countries, nursing home choices are few. In the USA, to find a nursing home would be easy as the said type of institution has long been established in the USA. There are different choices available for nursing home services and long term care choices like: home care; accessory dwelling units, subsidized senior housing, board and care homes and continuing care retirement communities. Whatever one chooses it's important to see to it that vital services like food, recreational and medical (if need be) are met.
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Posted by desperateblogger On 8/06/2009 11:12:00 AM 3 comments

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  1. The whole family watched Cory's funeral procession. Grabe haba no? A lot of us cried when Kris gave her speech especially the "I lied mom" part. Sobrang nakaka iyak talaga yun. Actually pag si Kris nagssalita, nakakaiyak kasi, she is really in pain and in deep sadness.

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  2. im not sure whether i go with nursing homes or not...haven't seen one that's better than the ones here in the Philippines.

    ...and being a Filipino, and as was in our culture, elders stay with the family. To take care of them and return the love they gave us when they were still able to. i find it heart breaking to leave them someplace else with strangers.

    then again, it all depends on the situation. and on cultures. =)

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  3. I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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