'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
Knowledge is power.
My uncle's son tried for a job in India after completing his MCA. But couldn't get it. Luckily he got a good offer in the USA and settled there. My uncle used to go there and stay there for a minimum of three months and come back. He was sick and his son from the US came here and stayed here for almost 8 months with his father and saw that pepper care will be taken. He was with him day and night during these 8 months. Thanks to COVID, his organisation allowed him to stay in India and work from home. All these 8 months his wife and children were in the US only as their children were US citizens and no visa was given at that time due to COVID.
My uncle recovered well and his son is thinking of going back to the US as his brother who is in India will take care of his father. But unfortunately, my uncle passed away due to some unknown reason.
There may be a few people who never care for their parents. Problems will be there from both sides. But seeing and taking care of parents is the minimum responsibility of their children and the majority of people know this, I feel.
In those days children never leave parents and other relatives, only aged boys used to move with friends and they too came back home by 6.00 pm. Many parents casually train them in household works irrespective of gender. In our house all male members and female members do cooking well as got trained by our mother, we lived in a joint family and respect all elders in the family. I am dead against sending the parents to home and even for living separately. God's Grace, I got a good wife with same frequency of mine and served our parents till their last breath. Many parents are not, I am seeing in many houses, sitting with the children and talking casually but all of them including parents and children are roaming in the house as officials and not family persons.
The children's spouse plays a vital role in taking care of and spending money on the parents. A more affluent child may be able to spend a lot on medical expenses in the terminal stage. But, the dependent child may calculate the percentage of the never recoverable money of the parents to spend on their medical treatment in the last step.
How many of them will be able to nurse the parents themselves? Engaging a nursing care assistant round the clock requires a lot of money.
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