75-year old Janet put her house on the market with the intention of eventually moving to assisted living. Miraculously—and unexpectedly–her house sold virtually overnight! Upon the sale, Janet moved in with her daughter Connie and Connie’s husband Jeff as a temporary solution. Immediately Janet and Connie began the search for the right assisted living community.
“I will never…” This is one of the most common phrases family members utter to their aging loved ones.
I will never…put you in a nursing home.
I will never…let strangers take care of you.
I will never…move you out of your home.
Family members take such promises seriously. But it’s important that family members make peace with the fact that they may not be able to keep these promises indefinitely.