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Who will care for us as we age?

Caregivers | Last Active: Sep 27, 2019 | Replies (14)

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Thank you for tagging me on this conversation regarding support, present, future and the fear many of us feel. My husband is only 64 and now disabled and unable to work. We did not plan our future because we didn't know better at the time. I'm 75. We've been together 36 years. My 3 sons are from a previous marriage. As some of you know, my eldest son died by suicide. My 2nd son is a 53 year old single father of a 4 year old whose mother died. He lives in another state. My 3rd son lives 5 hours away and has never married but is not dependable in terms of support or help. My husband now has never had children or even been married before me. We are both only children. Circumstances are such that I'm the one who's working. I work in home health agencies as a caregiver for the elderly and people who can't be alone. Also working in Assisted living facilities. So I'm a caregiver at work and at home with a financial stress that is difficult to deal with. My own health takes a back seat to everything. I have support people in my life on several different levels, none of whom are blood related. It takes a tremendous amount of energy to find and keep support in one's life. But that's how I make it through each day.

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