When our parents reach an age that makes them old, we all start to think about where they can live. We want them to be safe at home, but if that’s not possible, we have to think about senior living.
This is easier to say than to do, because most homes for the elderly are expensive, and even if we can pay for them, most of us worry about whether or not they’re getting the right care.
When Schon’s parents reached their golden years, he noticed that they were getting weaker and started to think about where else they could live.
Both Bonnie and George Miller were 87 years old. They were both starting to forget things, and Bonnie fell and broke her shoulder.
Schon cared so much about them that he knew he had to act quickly. Then he came up with a plan that made his parents cry when he showed them their new room.
Schon was worried about his father, whose memory was getting worse, and about his mother, who was in a wheelchair after falling.
The couple’s loving son from Bremen, Ohio, didn’t want to put them in a nursing home, so he and his wife, Jeannie, started looking into other options.
“One can’t live alone without the other, and we didn’t want either of them to end up in a nursing home,” Schon said.
Schon said that when his mom fell and hurt her shoulder, they thought about moving to a house with a separate room for the mother-in-law.
When the caring couple couldn’t find anything for their elderly parents, they came up with the sweetest idea.
“We decided to blow a hole in the basement wall, get rid of our fun stuff like the pool table, instruments, and karaoke area, and move them in so we could take care of them,” said Schon.
Schon and Jeannie are great examples of how we should all try to help our parents after all they have done for us.
Please tell your friends and family about this wonderful story.