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How do childless people deal with the challenges of aging?

My partner and I have been thinking about aging recently, as various relatives reach the phase of their lives where they're moving into nursing homes and retirement facilities. Our examples are mostly of people with children, but as most of our friends reach middle age without children, we were wondering: in the US, where we don't have ingrained cultural obligations or socialist structure, how do people go through older age without kids to take care of them? If you're in that group, what are your plans for your old age? [more inside]
posted by linettasky on Oct 7, 2013 - 30 answers

Help my old man enjoy his golden years...

My dad is retired, 78, pretty on-the-ball - but he's a little depressed about his waning years. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by so_necessary on Dec 23, 2011 - 12 answers

How do I vet a rest home by remote?

I have to put my mother into a care facility (and wow, they're expensive!). How do I thoroughly check out whether or not one will be good for her before allowing my mother anywhere near the place? I live about 2 hours away and plan to check it out but want to do as much legwork as I can beforehand. Thanks for the help.
posted by miss lynnster on Aug 23, 2010 - 17 answers

How to create a happy living situation for an entire family of adults?

The youngest of four siblings is the one who is responsible for taking care of their elderly mom, but things aren't really working out for either party. What can be done to ensure a happy living situation for everyone? Many more details inside . . . [more inside]
posted by fignewton on Jul 5, 2010 - 6 answers

How do I find my aging dad a job?

What sorts of jobs might my retirement-age father be able to pursue to keep up with expenses? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2008 - 17 answers

How to move parents to a retirement community?

How can I convince my parents to move to a retirement community? [more inside]
posted by jamie939 on Dec 17, 2005 - 17 answers

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