Elderly Care Of Chicago With A City Of Nepal Essays

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In an attempt to uncover how an older adult feels about the aging process and what it means to become older, I interviewed Ram Prasad Dahal, who lives at Edgewater Neighborhood, Chicago. I met my interviewee at my co-worker’s apartment located at 5841 N. Winthrop Ave. on Saturday, Nov 7th around 4 PM. It was a windy and chilly day with temperature about 50 degrees, but the room, where we had the conversation was warm when I got in there. Mr. Dahal is the youngest of four brothers and two sisters, who all grew up in a small town in Nepal, Bharatpur. I learned that he came to the US five years ago having lived in Nepal since childhood. So I decided to find out his life experience both in the US and Nepal. I thought it would be interesting to compare elderly care in Chicago with a city in Nepal from his point of view. He was glad to share his ideas and experience in his native language Nepali with me. He is 74 years old, and now lives with his son, daughter in-law, and grandchildren. His wife passed away seven years ago due to heart disease. He said that they had wonderful married life for 44 years. I was surprised that he spent two years of his life in a nursing home of Nepal, before coming to the US.
My first question to Mr. Dahal was his thoughts about the aging process. He answered that aging is a natural process set by god, and he is not scared of death and wants to live happily for the remaining days. He wants to live as long as he can walk, stay in his home, eat what he…

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