Yes, we are planning to do that at some point. We’re on a waiting list for a very nice facility–I don’t even like to call it that because it’s really more like a resort or something–but they have various levels of assistance. There’s a hospital real close. I took a tumble a couple of years ago and needed a hip replacement, which was really hard on my husband because he’s no spring chicken, either! So we’d like to get in somewhere so if something like that happens again, we would be taken care of.
-Ruth, 71, Idaho Falls, Idaho
Those places are pretty pricey, I’m told. I’d much rather be invited to come and live with my niece. She’s been so wonderful over the years and she has two grown kids. My wife died eight years ago, so I’ve been living alone since then. It’s hard–I get lonesome sometimes. But my niece is a wonderful lady. She comes to see me most weekends to bring me groceries and stuff I need. I wouldn’t want to be a burden, but I know she’d take great care of me.
-Richard, 76, Lansing, Mich.