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Subject:  Re: Poll: Where to live Date:  7/19/2013  1:18 PM
Author:  TMFPMarti Number:  18494 of 22090

Her attitude is "I will leave my house when they carry me out feet first."

That was my sole surviving aunt's position until she was found lying in her hallway unable to get up and confessed that this was the third time it had happened. Then it was a mad scurry to find someplace fast since the doctor said she couldn't go home from the hospital unattended.

What's the old saw, "Man plans, God laughs"? It's good to have a backup plan.

I didn't vote since I think the type of housing unit is near the bottom of the list of concerns. I'd start with a general location where she'll have access to community of some sort, be it friends or family, and reasonable access to routine and emergency health care. Then you can look to see what kind of affordable housing options there are.

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...who is having these discussions with friends and family since I hope to be found dead in my apartment many years from now, but who knows?
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