Illustrative image (Source: hanoimoi) Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - Nguyen Thị M (not her real name) made the difficult decision to take her mother to a Hanoi nursing home five months ago. She suffered a stroke a few years ago and can’t walk. To make matters worse, M’s husband is also sick, so she can’t take care of her mother. M’s mother is one of an increasing number of retirees in Vietnam spending their final years in nursing homes, but there are concerns the country doesn’t have enough cheap nursing homes to meet demand. “We can’t stay at home to look after her or rely on house workers to take care of her, so the nursing home is our best choice,” M told Ha Noi Moi (New Hanoi) newspaper. Similarly, Nguyen Trung Van from Hoang Mai district, took his father to a local nursing home about two years ago. He said, at first, many people in his family and neighbours opposed the decision, but he was afraid of leaving his father home alone. “I think taking a parent to a nursing home to get good care and joyfulness is good. It does not mean I lack responsibility for my parent. People should not be prejudiced against… Read full this story
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