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When Is The Right Time? #GenworthUSA

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I was reading an article a while back called “When and How to Coax Your Parents to Move Closer” and this is a question I ask myself all of the time.

My parents are pretty young so I have a while until I really need to look hard at this question but what do people do who may have parents that are in their 70’s, 80’s and even 90’s.  When is the right time to move your parents and even very close relatives near by so that you can help take care of and keep an eye on them?  Due to medical advances people are living longer which sometimes means nursing homes are out of the question due to the yearly cost.  I know a few people who have moved parents and close relatives closer to family so that they could save money on a nursing home but at the same time not sacrifice the safety of their elderly family member.

For those of you just starting to ask the question of when is the right time to move an elderly family member closer you may want to turn to a trusted professional like Genworth.  I am not sure how people are able to juggle family, work and an elderly relative but to me that is what family is for.  To me making this decision would be a no brainier.  I would want my parents, grandparents and close relatives as close to me as possible so that I am able to keep an eye on them and make sure they are healthy and safe.  I know sometimes the person you are trying to move isn’t always willing to move but I think if you sit them down and let them know exactly why you are moving them in the end they will come around because they will then understand that you have their best interest and well being in mind.

We recently went through a situation with Melinda’s pop pop.  He has been ill off and on and unable to live on his own.  Melinda’s father decided a nursing home wasn’t the best solution for him so a grandchild stepped up and moved in with him to take care of him and look after him.

Again, I know this situation and decision aren’t easy but we all need to remember that family comes first and we should do everything we are capable of to look after our elderly parents and relatives.