Originally published on David Solie:
I was recently asked this question by a professional in the senior living industry. Here is what I said:
While the need for control is a consumptive task for aging parents in the final phase of life, it doesn’t necessarily operate in their best interest. Poor control choices about any aspect of aging leads to poor outcomes. Choosing where to live is a prime example.
The desire to remain in the family home at all costs is understandable but can undermine both long term independence and quality of life.