Jane Gross posted a fabulous discussion in The New Old Age Blog today called "The $500,000 Question." She relates her personal story of caring for her Mom, and wonders whether everyone might have been better off if they had considered a continuing care retirement community. She concludes that it would have been at least a break-even proposition on the money side, and a clear win on the emotional side.
Just as interesting as the post itself are the many comments left by readers. The stories posted by these adult children trying to do their best for their aging parents are both heartwrenching and uplifting.
If you are currently trying to help your aging parents, or planning for their future or your own future, this discussion is well worth your time.
Check it out!