I have dealt with several scenarios where a reverse Mortgage was the ideal solution for someone, but their children objected to it. Some of those borrowers were able to overcome their children's objections and some others weren't.
In my opinion, preventing your parent form accessing the equity in their own home to allow them the financial peace that a Reverse Mortgae can bring, is tantamount to elder abuse.
Don't get me wrong, as I have said before, in most cases the children want what's best for their parents and once they understand how the product works, they support it. It just drives me crazy when the borrower know that it is what's best for them and they tell me that they either they are afriad of their kids or that they "just aren't strong enough' to go ahead with it without their children's blessing.