While you'd never hesitate to do everything in your power to help your parent, you've recently been made aware that your loved one prefers to avoid making you the sole person responsible for their care. Whether they just don't like the idea of being dependent upon their child for personal care or they prefer to live near their friends, you recognize that this decision has a tremendous impact upon your relationship.
Although having an IV in your hand or arm might be synonymous with a hospital stay, you might not realize that medical patients will often leave hospitals with their IVs in place. This way, should the patient need to return to the hospital for any reason, the IV will already be ready to use. If the idea of having to go back to the hospital for anything related to your IV doesn't appeal to you, you can often hire an elderly in home care provider through a homecare agency to manage your IV.