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Why I Chose An Assisted Living Facility In India For My Mother


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This is not my story.

I Found this article

Jaya Padmanabhan has written from the heart a personal experience. I can relate to her experience. I shared this with my family.

My 89-year-old mother had lived in our home in California since 2006. However, it had taken a complicated series of events and considerations that resulted in her occupying Room 211 at Athulya Assisted Living in Chennai, India.

Invisible Family Caregivers
In our communities, there is a deep-rooted cultural resistance to considering institutions for aging loved ones. As a result, family caregivers typically manage medications, handle doctor’s visits, perform wound therapy, and manage the medical and emotional needs of loved ones in a myriad of ways.

“So what we have is essentially over-stretched family caregivers, who are mostly women, struggling to make ends meet as they manage the health care needs of their loved ones, said Ai-jen Poo, executive director of Caring Across Generations.”

Ai-jen Poo
She calls this work incredibly visible and taken for granted in our culture.

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