Should You Convince Your Aging Parents to Move Closer to You?
…But aging parents aren’t the only family members on the move. These days, adult children are less likely to stay put in their hometowns. Instead, they follow educational opportunities, jobs and significant others across the country and even around the world. With families so scattered, one important question remains: What happens when Mom and Dad need care? The entire family finds itself in a quandary. Regardless of whether the parents have been living in the same town for 50 years or they relocated within the last decade, it’s safe to say that they have put down roots in this place. They have formed close relationships with their neighbors and doctors. Many seniors join local organizations and enjoy participating in community events. This is their home. They may travel to visit their kids and grandkids, but most older individuals are anxious to get back to the comfort of wherever they call home.
The Challenges of Long-Distance Caregiving: Distance becomes increasingly problematic as parents age and begin experiencing more difficulty with day-to-day tasks. Adult children try their best…
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