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Buying a house in a town I don't live in

Buying a house near my aging parents when I don't live in their state. Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by Zosia Blue on Jun 8, 2016 - 22 answers

Trouble Talking with Parents About Planning for Their Future

My siblings and I know that we need to talk with our retirement-age/elderly parents about their finances, end-of-life-directives, wishes, and plans for the future before they get sick or too old. So far, both parents are healthy, but we want to start the ball rolling before any crises emerge. However, the dysfunction in our family is getting in our way. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2015 - 5 answers

Buying a house to rent to older parents?

Did you buy a house to rent to your parents? How did that go? Would you do it if you had it to do over again? Am I off of my own rocker? [more inside]
posted by fireoyster on Dec 12, 2014 - 26 answers

Spending quality time with my parents

My parents, while still active (in their 50s), are getting older and some days I feel acutely aware that time is finite. How can I best spend time with my parents and show them that I care about them and that I am grateful for all they have done for me? This can include gifts they might appreciate, but I'm mostly asking about things I can do to maximize the quality of the time and the relationship I have with my parents. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Aug 23, 2014 - 21 answers

What kind of specialist should I be pushing my dad to see?

I recently saw my father for the first time in 2 years and over that time his balance and mobility have sharply deteriorated. I'm on the opposite coast and there are limits to what I can do to help, but one thing I had thought of was trying to go back and do a round of doctor/specialist visits with him. YANHD, but I would love to hear of ideas about where to start. [more inside]
posted by Cocodrillo on Aug 10, 2014 - 8 answers

Mental health and the aging parent, part million

In short, my 60something mother who struggles with chronic depression has taken a turn for the worse, and I don't know what to do about it. I know this issue has come up a lot on the green, but would like some help and advice with our specific situation. Snowstorm inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 16, 2013 - 5 answers

Best way to find an apartment for my elderly father in the Bay Area?

I'm not sure services like "A Place For Mom" are right for this situation. Details on the next page. [more inside]
posted by pocketfullofrye on Jul 12, 2013 - 6 answers

Aged, Poor and Stubborn

How can an adult child help an elderly parent (age 80) who lives below the poverty level but is against/afraid of applying for assistance? (prepare for tl;dr details inside) [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on May 22, 2013 - 19 answers

Should I get power of attorney?

My father is hospitalized and will likely go to a long-term care facility if/when he is discharged. He has a Living Will and I am his health care surrogate, but I have reservations about getting power of attorney. [more inside]
posted by Ochre,Hugh on Jan 18, 2013 - 11 answers

Octogenarian hip pain

What is wrong with my octogenarian mother's hip? She cannot get out of bed without excruciating pain. [more inside]
posted by any major dude on Dec 4, 2011 - 5 answers

Double hip replacement-- advisable?

My mother is scheduled for a hip replacement next week; both hips badly need the surgery and she was originally planning to get them done with three months recovery time between the two operations. However, her doctor has raised the possibility of getting both hips done at the same time, and she's decided to go for it. Does anyone have any experience with having both hips done at the same time, or knows an elderly person who opted for both at once? What was their/your experience? Would you recommend it? [more inside]
posted by jokeefe on Sep 23, 2011 - 22 answers

Need help with aging parents

Aging parents question. My wife’s parents are in their 80’s and are both in poor health, and we don’t know where to start looking for help as far as care for them is concerned. All details inside. [more inside]
posted by 543DoublePlay on Jan 7, 2009 - 8 answers

Monitored Medical Alert Services

Medical Alert services for aging parents - Which ones are recommended as the best in the U.S.? [more inside]
posted by 543DoublePlay on Apr 22, 2008 - 1 answer

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