Pro-con: Should people send parents to nursing homes? (w/video)
Jennifer Lee Preyss
Feb. 2, 2014 at 10:01 p.m.
Updated Feb. 2, 2014 at 8:03 p.m.
A Lifelong Friendship
Ruthie Nelson and Bobbye Altman talk about their lifelong relationship, living together and their relationship with personal caregiver Eva Cruz.
Sending elderly and perhaps sickly parents to a retirement home or assisted-living facility can be a difficult decision for children to make.
For some, family members want to keep their aging loved ones at home, where they're comfortable, where the environment is familiar.
For others, senior care can be too challenging and time-consuming, or their parents' physical and medical needs are beyond their skill level.
So what is the appropriate decision to make when seniors cannot live alone anymore?