Posted by RoseBelle | Labels: Debeers"Hands" commercial, grandmother's dementia, growing old gracefully, Medicaid and Medicare coverage for nursing home
After driving back and forth at a supermarket parking lot, my husband and I finally spotted a couple walking towards their car. We backed up and waited. As we were waiting, I realized it was an elderly couple, probably in their 80's. They only had one grocery bag and the husband was holding it. He walked his wife over to the passenger side of the car and then he slowly walked around to the driver side. I turned and said to my husband, "I wish we could be like them when we're old". He agreed.
I wish to be healthy and capable when I'm old just like that couple. My maternal and paternal grandparents have long passed but my husband's maternal grandparents are still here with us. The grandmother is in a nursing home. She has partial dementia and is quite immobile. When I visit her, I also see other elderlies there and how lifeless they are just laying in bed. It's really a sad sight and I wonder if I would be like them one day. Seeing that couple at the parking lot reminds me of this Debeers commercial. It's so warming and beautiful.