Assisted Living Home Ethics Case Study

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I believe every case is different regarding a child’s duty to care for their aging parent(s). If a parent is without options and needs support, I believe it is a moral good to tend to the needs of his/her parent, until another option becomes available. On that note, I do not think it should be the child’s sole responsibility when there are other choices that can be made. If a child has maintained a positive relationship with his/her parent(s), the child should continue to keep that relationship, regardless if they care for them, or not. I believe you can be a caregiver for your parents without living with them, and/or enduring the financial burden. Regular visits at assisted-living homes or nursing homes can be an uplifting emotional experience for both the child and the parent. It is very possible to be involved in a parent’s life without being the sole caregiver.

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