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Are You Moving a Parent into Your Home? Some Suggestions.
This was a post written by my associate, Suzanne McLaughlin, a while ago. And, it has some specific suggestions and great comments by others who have had to make decisions about moving a parent into one's home.
This can be used if you face a simialr situation. And, I hope that if you are in this position, you can take some comfort and advice from not only Suzanne's original post, but from the others who added their experince, too.
Are you moving a parent into your home?
There are many issues to discuss with the parent and possibly others living in your home.
The parent may have some physical and/or mental condition, a chronic illness or flare-ups.
Even if the parent is still relatively healthy and independent, you will want to consider things like living wills, health care directives and wills. You want to make sure that they are ready to consider end-of-life decisions now while they are still cognizant of the implications.
And, if there are siblings and spouses involved, have the parent explain (possibly with your assistance or an attorney’s) what and why the decisions were made.
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