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No. of Recommendations: 0's two sons will help him out.

Thanks, I missed that. In that case:

- Brother's issues and assets are off the table.

- Regarding the mother, my financial advisor's recommendation regarding reverse mortgages is "run screaming." At a recent seminar, she ran through several scenarios commonly used for reverse mortgages, and in every case the homeowner would be better off selling the house and moving to less expensive housing.

At the very least, OP should consult an eldercare attorney or geriatric social worker. If/when the mother moves to a nursing home, the Medicaid situation can be complicated if equity was surrendered to a reverse mortgage company.
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