Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Saving for Old Age
I was visiting a relative recently and she has just had a walk in shower fitted as she can no longer climb over the edge of her bath to have a wash that way. It got me to thinking about how my parents are getting older and they may need to consider the cost of something like this and other bathroom safety products eventually. They are already struggling to make ends meet on their pension and are digging into their savings a lot and I wonder whether I ought to tell them to make sure they keep some money aside for this sort of purchase just in case. It would be nice if I could pay for it for them, if they needed it and I feel like after everything that they have done for me, that I would like to be able to look after them as they get older but I have a family of my own to look after so it is quite hard to do that.