Is it permissible for a son or a daughter to send an old mother or father who has an illness that is very difficult to take care of to a nursing home?

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Dear Brother / Sister,

One of the duties of a son or a daughter is to take care of his/her parents who need care. It is the duty of a son or a daughter to meet their financial needs and take care of them. If they do not take care of their parents, they are regarded to have sinned.

However, if a son and a daughter cannot take care of his/her mother due to a legitimate excuse, it is not a sin for him/her to send her to a nursing home.

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