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Author: YewGuise Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 127684  
Subject: Re: Second home for Relative? Date: 8/29/2014 8:40 PM
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My mom was in a DelWebb 55+ community for several years. It was okay, but we really learned the meaning of "condo commando".

My father moved to a DelWebb 55+ community about 10 years ago. Note that "55+" only means that group activities are offered (cruises, trips to shows & ball games, dances, etc). No assistance is offered!

Dad's pretty close to needing an assisted living situation. The community offers nothing; we've had to privately hire companies whenever he's needed help cooking, cleaning, dressing, etc. He's very happy where he is now (except for the HOA), and doesn't want to move again, so as time goes on we'll just have to hire companies more & more often.

If I had it to do over, I never would have shown him this community. I would have brought him to CCRC's (independent living thru nursing home) to tour, until he found one of those he liked. It's nuts to have to move every few years as one's needs change. Moving is hard, especially as people get older.
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