Housing is not the issue until something happens

Stories abound in their similarity and their variety. It’s common that plans are seldom made until the situation is worse due to unexpected illness or accident. My brother and I were unaware of our mom’s frailty until we found plates with leftover food in the cabinet with clean dishes. She had been plagued by mini-strokes that didn’t reveal themselves to us. Suddenly we had to face questions of where and how to care for her. We both lived far away. Mom had little money and no insurance for long term care. Neither of us had the space for her in our homes, so we sought institutions that we could afford and were acceptable to her.

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