Hometown: San Antonio, Texas
I've taken care of not one but two loved ones who have since passed and am currently taking care of my husband who suffers from FTD. I know first-hand the cost not only financially but emotionally and physically as well. I wonder what will happen to me when my turn comes.
Hometown: New Braunfels, Texas
I take care of my 71 yr old spouse who suffered an anoxic brain injury after hip surgery and my 47 yr old blind sister with Down Syndrome. Currently neither one should be in a nursing home. The day is not far off when that will become a necessity and when that happens, I will literally become a homeless, street person because of the high cost of long-term care. This country should be a leader in providing care for the senior citizens and persons with special needs, instead, this country's health care system is shamefully lacking. Please take this matter seriously and make a difference for your constituents and citizens of the U.S. of A.
Hometown: Kingwood, Texas
I am 86 and taking care of my wife of 68 years who is has dementia, and increasing. I am 87 and in past 4 years I had brain tumor and Lung Cancer. I am her care giver and wouldn't have it any other way but I could use help. Us care givers get run down and tired.