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Is it wrong for a Christian to put a loved one in an assisted living or nursing home?
When elderly people reach advanced age, their safety and medical needs may be beyond the ability of their family to provide for in home-care. This creates a very painful situation.
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Would it be wrong to put my mother who has Alzheimer's disease in a nursing home?
Watching a loved one deteriorate under the influence of Alzheimer's disease is a heart-wrenching experience. ... There may well come a time when the care of an Alzheimer's patient in the home is no longer possible ...
I'm terminally ill. I wish I had lived differently. Is it too late for me?
Billy Graham writes, "Yes, it may be too late for you to change the past—but it's not too late to change your future." Read his answer now!
My family is urging me to move into a retirement center.
Billy Graham writes, "Whatever your decision, I pray that these will be some of the best years of your life. God has a special concern for those who are older ..."
Why does God let things like Alzheimer's disease happen? Why doesn't He allow a cure?
Billy Graham writes, "To be honest, I don't have a full answer to that question, nor does anyone this side of heaven."
I'm retiring in a few months, and I'm afraid I'm going to be bored. What can I do?
Billy Graham writes, "A friend of mine says he learned to think of his retirement not as the end of his career, but as a change of careers."
I've lived a full life. Is it wrong to want to die and go to heaven?
Billy Graham writes, "It isn't wrong for you to yearn for heaven—for heaven is your true home. ... At the same time, as long as we are on this earth, God has a purpose for us."
I'm the only one left in my family. Sometimes I feel so lonely I even think about taking my own life.
Billy Graham writes, "No matter how hard life has gotten, I know that with God there is hope."
I'm in my early 70s and I only became a Christian six months ago. Why do people wait so long? I wish I hadn't.
Billy Graham writes, "God can certainly use you to challenge people your own age to face their need of Christ, and remind them that it's not too late."
I've been looking back over my life and wondering what I should have done differently. Do you ever ask yourself this?
Billy Graham writes, "It's natural to look back and reflect on our lives, and I'm certainly no exception. For example, I wish I had traveled less and spent more time at home."
What will we look like when we get to heaven?
Billy Graham writes, "We won't just be spirits, without any form or substance. God gave our bodies to us, and some day God will unite our souls with our new bodies."
My husband has Alzheimer's disease, and my family is saying I need to put him in a nursing home. How can I know what to do?
Billy Graham writes, "The time will probably come when you will no longer be able to give your husband the care he needs. Ask God to help you to know when that time arrives."
Why do very few people change their religious views once they become older?
Billy Graham writes, "As we grow older most of us become more set in our ways, and we aren't as open to change as we once were. But coming to Christ involves a radical change."
My wife and I were married for 53 years before her death last spring. I don't think I'll ever get over it because we were so close.
Billy Graham writes, "Almost nothing in life is harder than the death of a dearly loved spouse—and I want you to know that God understands your hurt and wants to help you."
Would it be wrong to tell the nursing home not to take "extraordinary measures" to keep my elderly mother alive in a major medical crisis?
Billy Graham writes, "If you know this would have been your mother's wish, and if your family agrees, then I believe it would not be wrong for you to instruct them to avoid extreme measures."
My mother lives alone and it's getting harder for her to take care of herself. How should I deal with this?
Billy Graham writes, "While you need to be sensitive to your mother's feelings, it's important for you to begin talking with her about her future—reluctant as she may be to do so."
How concerned should we be about our health?
Billy Graham writes, "God wants us to take care of our bodies. He gave them to us, and we are to use them for His glory."
Does the Bible say somewhere that God has promised to give us 70 years of life?
Billy Graham writes, "Our times are in God's hands, and for some their journey on earth is much shorter."
I'm a Christian in a nursing home. Is there any way I can help people here?
Billy Graham writes, "First, pray for those around you. God is able to do what we cannot do, and He is able to speak even to someone who has no interest in Christ or can't understand."
I'm 10 years old, and it seems like the only people in our family who are religious are old. Is God just for old people?
Billy Graham writes, "No, God isn't just for old people! People of all ages need God, and the Bible especially urges young people to 'Remember your Creator.'"