When Mom was younger and less frail, she insisted that she would never set foot in an “old folks’ home”—and aging in place seemed like the perfect, least expensive option. But now, you’re stopping by the house more often and for more troubling reasons: checking to make sure her fridge is stocked; reminding her to take her medications; making sure she hasn’t fallen—or worse, is at risk for getting lost.
Keeping up with in-home senior care can take its toll on both you and your elderly parent. And eventually, the decision to move Mom into assisted living or a nursing home where she can receive the care she needs may no longer be hers to make. But how do you decide, and, more importantly, when?
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