Should I Put My Senile Parents in a Nursing Home? This tough question invariably confronts our conscious at some point during our adult lives. When the moment comes to decide the fate of the people who gave you birth, raised you and nourished you, it can be a gripping experience of guilt versus responsibility, expediency versus love.But at the end of the day, the onus of responsibility dictates that you must make the determination: what is best for your elderly parent or grandparent. What is the best determination to see if they can keep living on their own with minimum visits, have home healthcare or if they need to be in a senior facility.
Coincidentally, the Republican National Convention helped provide an answer to this question. Heartless people knew that Clint Eastwood was seeing things, yet they put him on stage as the keynote speaker.
And what did Clint Eastwood do? He spoke to a chair, to an invisible Obama.
Geriatric specialists are calling the new phenomena “Eastw0oding”. The Eastwooking Phenomena is when your parents are so senile and old, they would vote for a man whose running mate vows to strip away every bit of their Medicare rights. It occurs when your old, senile loved one cusses at Obama, even though he’s not sitting there or to blame for whatever has them all flustered. Though by these margins, Mitt Romney, Chris Christie, Paul Ryan and everyone else at the GOP should probably be considered senile from all the Eastwooding we saw them do, but it’s all about baby steps.
If your loved one is Eastwooding, get them help. Don’t feel guilty about it.