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Old 06-06-2009, 04:00 PM
Location: Somewhere in Texas
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Originally Posted by ChristieP View Post
There's no reason to become a martyr. There is NO SHAME in taking a break from caring for a loved one for years. Nursing homes, such as the one where I work, hire caring staff who are professionals and we are experts in caring for people whose family members love them and trust us with their care. A 5-day respite stay might just be what this lady needs. Everyone's family and personal situations are different.

Let's agree to disagree on this one, OK?
I agree, but my sister was not a martyr. She just felt compelled to care for him through his sickness. No big deal, just her choice.
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Old 08-06-2009, 06:30 AM
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I know how stressful teaching as a profession is--
I hope your mom has some type of insurance plan that offers you help during the school year as well
maybe your mom has good and bad days so that she is more self-sufficient at times and does not make you feel torn between doing your job and taking care of her...
good luck and hope you find some long term assistance as well
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