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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

"Warning to Seniors and will be Seniors on your long term care ..." 'Chester "Unc" Lau' (Serious facts)

Dakinetalks favorite Uncle (Chester Lau)
"Unc"  is really passionate about creating a national Caregivers day.
Any help , support or ideas would be greatly appreciated...
'Unc' currently resides on the Hawai'ian Island of Oahu. 
He is a retired cinematographer,
 and  enjoys giving the politicians a bad time...


Editors note,
Our dear friend "Unc" currently lives in a care home. Please read this blog, it is from his heart. 
Unc, we love you!

Warning to Seniors and will be Seniors on your long term care 

No one lives forever 

Have you written your obit for your Executors and  love ones? Do it NOW ? Or will you let the government do it for you ? 

Tomorrow is not promised...Have fun and  enjoy life  to the fullest everyday ,but be prepared,you worked hard for what you got.

The young ones don't need your blood and sweat,they can find their own .Leave nothing for other people, you know who they are when you really needed help !!! enjoy your last dime, no regrets,rain or shine,it has been a great ride !!!

The day will come unexpectedly when you  get up one morning,lose your balance and fall ,unable to get up by yourself.Ambulances were called and you landed in the Emergency room ,hopefully no bones were broken. The doctors can't do much for you because this is an age related ailment,worst if you are inflicted with other ailments or bed ridden !!!

  You lie in the hospital bed thinking who can help you now? your best friends or relatives are still working or not able to handle the 24/7 physical care giving that you needed or they may be in the same situation like you.

The young ones are working and unable to help or not interested.but you will need professional care immediately !!!

You will loose your driver's privilege along with your freedom to be mobile. You will be  relying on strangers to taxi and care for you 24/7. 
Unc as a young man  in
the Korean War!
Mahalos for your service Unc!

Friends may be burn out taxiing you when they have their own problems. It is time to think about this is NOW while you are physically and  mentally able .

All your expenses starts to pile up immediately !!! Not only from the hospitals expenses  but your away from home  expenses as well .what to do if you are single and  owned a home ?  Selling your home to pay for Home care expenses would be next,need I say more ? When this fund is depleted,it's GONE forever !!!what will you do than ?  

Social Security will help some, but not for long term nursing care. Moderate or luxurious Care homes will empty your savings,what will you do if unprepared ? 

Check out the Care homes costs now and make your decision for what you can afford for long term care.

In a care home,you are not living,you are just existing waiting for the Final Exit. 

Do you want to live like that while waiting for the FINAL EXIT ? you worst fear will be inactivity and silence ,as most of the seniors there are hearing impaired or too senile to communicate with others unless you can find things to keep your mind and body active. 

Try and keep entertained with the help of books, TV , computers or other hobbies ,lucky if you are helped by dedicated and  kind hearted Care Givers,TENDER LOVING CARES ARE NOT PROMISED !!! 

Good or bad,as your health deteriorates,physically unable to help yourself or too senile to complaint .you are now depending on the mercy of the Care Givers.   Others are just a pay employees and could care less if you live or die,unscrupulous managements will raise your rent when ever they can.

You are now unemployed on a fixed income, or no income,what are you going to do now ?  Government will not help on long term care,you are on your own !!!

Abuses can occur in care homes and seniors are too senile or incapable to report or complain to authorities Therefore Care Givers can do just anything that they can get away with .

 Love and Aloha, "Unc" C

A warning to all who will  needed Professional Care givers when working relatives and  friends are too busy working and  in no position to help on a  24/7. Care homes are no picnic !!! I was a carefree guy who could climb the 45 degree mountains with full field pack  while serving the US Army in the Korean war !!!  when I aged in recent years,I was stricken with multiple ailments  and landed in the emergency room and  now in a moderate senior  care home.....

Hana Hou,(Encore) Shared From Facebook...


Chester "Unc" Lau said...

Thank you,good one,this apply to every one

KimoRosen said...

Unc, it's important to get your experience and info out there, No thank you!