True or false: in Asian cultures grandparents tend to live with their families while Americans put them in nursing/retirement homes?

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  • Foofa
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    While it may be more expected in some parts of Asia that adult children will take in aging parents, the US is mix of a lot of different customs, including Asian customs. Some 40% of us also claim Latin American heritage and in most of those cultures there's also some expectation that the aged will be cared for at home. Also, socioeconomic class plays into this as the more likely a family is to have the resources to care for a seriously ill person at home the more likely they are to be able to keep them out of an assisted living situation. Not everyone can afford to rent the hospital bed and oxygen tanks or to fund the necessary nurse visits to facilitate keeping an elderly person at home. If anything, most US seniors have "aging in place" as the goal and prefer to live on their own for as long as possible. They go into homes when they become too ill to live alone and too ill be cared for by adult children at home.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes and american BOOMERS kick their kids out with no college money to help them get ahead and manage jobs where they pay them peanuts.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    not always true 

  • Ludwig
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No.  What normally happens, is that when grand-dad dies, his wife jumps onto his funeral pyre.  (sometimes she is 'helped') This is called Suttee or Sati, and in the Fascist Republic of Hindustan it is becoming more and more common.

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  • 1 month ago

    after my dad passed away I moved my mom in with the rest of my family , she ended up being bed ridden diapers , and oxgen I would do it again in a heart beat !

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

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  • Embery
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    It's not just grandparents, my wife is thai and her son lives with us, he's 26.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Generally true, but not always. 

  • mokrie
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    True and same with European cultures. 

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    An Asian face friend said she lives with 12 family members. 

    Not all Americans toss people into nursing homes.

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