The fact that their decision makes a total mess of the lives of their children and grandchilder doesn't matter after they pass the point of no return. My mother stayed in her home till she died at age 89. I wanted her to move from NY to Ohio where I live. We have a lovely CCRC here in my town. It would be perfect. She could have her own place, but also have me in the same town. It never happened. My daughters and I cleaned out her home, drawers of checks, shopping bags saved for God knows what. But I enjoyed it. It brought her life closer, found many photographs and momentous of her life and family.Sometimes I look to that same CCRC myself, especially now I am almost 77. But I know I will not leave my colonial house on five acres that I dearly love..plus I still have five corgis!! The people that live in the CCRC are old...they eat at 5 pm and nap in the afternoons. Not for me! So if I leave a mess for my family...tough. I've helped them out throughout the years..they can clean up my total mess and count their inheritance.Birgit
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