Robert from Kentucky

I am 81 years old, suffer from lung disease and have had two back surgeries and am taking care of my wife, Lois, who suffers from Alzheimer's. She can no longer walk or do any of the daily task of bathing, dressing, feeding herself or even stand up by herself. But I am determined to keep her at home until such time that I am no longer able to care for her. For years she has always said "please don't ever put me in a nursing home" and I am doing everything I can to honor that wish.

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