Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Aging Parents Face Difficult Decision

It took Maureen and Joseph Pallatta a long time to decide that their eldest son needed to be cared for by someone else.
“Twenty-five years I had him at home,” said Maureen. “He is completely dependent. He’s 45, he’s still in diapers, he’s non-verbal, he has seizures.”
Joey developed his condition – the cause of which has never been diagnosed – when he was a toddler, and some doctors advised placing him in an institution. But that was not a possibility the Pallattas were willing to consider.

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