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Elderly Parents

This post is probably a little self indulgent, so I apologise in advance.

I had to spend most of today in A&E with my elderly Father. Normally it's the other way around with him caring for me. It just struck me that this was likely to be a recurring theme and that the support that I had taken for granted would eventually disappear. This would leave me caring for my parents but also managing my Crohns. I don't know how i'd cope? Would I be able to financially support myself? What about basic stuff like house work? I know these things have a way of sorting themselves out but today was a sudden jolt that the support that I have enjoyed for my life would disappear.

Does anyone have advice or a recollection of how they dealt with this change?

Many thanks

Do you have a job? Do you have someone who can help you with your parents? It seems like you would need a backup sometimes.