My Grandfather is 86 yo & my Grandmother is 83 yo, both happily married and have been so for about 63 years.
Old Gramps has prostate cancer & poor Grandma has Alzheimer’s Disease.
For this reason we are unable to put them into full time care, because Gramps has a physically debilitating disease & Grandma’s is a mental disease, they have different needs.
So because we couldn’t bear to see them split up and put into separate care they are living together in a self-contained retirement home where they have ultimately become recluse...not something I’m used to witnessing from them.
Now someone still needs to keep a regular eye on them.
They have 4 children, 3 of which live interstate and their eldest, my mother, who lives just a short drive away. The problem here is that she is battling Lymphoma and has been told there is nothing more that can be done to save her.... SO?
What are we to do when Mum’s not here to check in on them?
It’s a difficult puzzle!