@oso96, I would say it’s one of those things where if you can, you should. Leaving family or friends hanging when they need help and you are able, is pretty dishonorable in my book.
That is, of course, if your parents were good people. If they were abusive, then I would say any obligation to them is null and void.
@oso96, I would, and probably will, I’ve seen people dissolve in those nursing homes and I love my Mum and Dad heaps. It’s not a case of responsibility, you do what you can for them, saying responsibility makes it sound like they’re a burden, and perhaps in a way they will be, but if they are in the condition that needs attentive care then they may not be around for much longer and I’d want to soak up as much time as I can with them.
Do you mean when their old or just in general?
Is this really a question.. I’m sorry but damn dude. I know it’s a dog eat dog world in this shitty capitalistic society but jeez. I’m sure your parents deserve that you do what you can do to help them.