Parents that can no longer take care of themselves, or no longer wish to live alone, are overall taken in by the family. They either provide a live-in housekeeper, take turns among the siblings when it comes to care, or move the parent into their own house.
My friend joked that my daughter looked as if she were a religious muslim (which the friend can joke about as she is a muslim herself, but not ‘that kind’ of muslim, as she explains it), swimming with a shirt and cap. But as it happens, the pool required that the girls wear bathing caps, and she wore her surf shirt at the end of the day because she was getting a sun burn. So no, we do not bathe like this in general in Lebanon.
And we’re finally having decent food on the table again.
(That this is another post on the positive side of Lebanese culture is purely a coincidence. It just so happens that I haven’t had anything to gripe about lately. Don’t worry, the occasion will arise again)