I understand first-hand
I understand first-hand about the worry and concern that one experiences when a loved one is struggling with a serious illness or when our elders are aging, whether they are declining in health or living at home alone. I was fortunate enough to grow up with two sets of grandparents. A family member was always looking in on them or caring for them when needed. I thought about them all the time and wondered if they were ok, especially when my grandmothers were either living alone or at home alone most of the day.
When my mother was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis over 25 years ago and my father died suddenly 4 years later, my world changed drastically. My siblings and I worried about the progression of our mother’s illness and if she would be able to manage financially.