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This is why I think people (in this case, me and my wife) need to make arrangements and execute on those arrangements prior to 75.

To me what you want to avoid is a crisis-based move, as recently happened to my 83 year old aunt. She was bound and determined to live alone in her house for the duration and wouldn't even talk about any other possibility. When my cousin found her on the floor on a Thursday it was a frantic scramble over the weekend to figure out where she would go on Monday when the hospital would boot her. Her doctor had said absolutely no way she could live alone.

I'm 63 and hope to wake up dead in my own home many years from now. (My neighbor is on my emergency contact list as "body finder.") But I'm seriously thinking about options if the day comes that I can no longer live alone. I'd rather be prepared for something I'll never need than have to deal with decisions made on the fly. Of course, short-notice availability in a desired facility is a major consideration in postponing an actual move.

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