Proximity is just one of the considerations that families take into account when it comes to choosing an assisted living community for an elderly loved one. In fact, in our recent Assisted Living Family Attitudes and Preparedness Report, 77% of respondents said that proximity to their home is among their top three considerations. And subsequently, a corresponding number will choose a facility within 25 miles of their home.
There was a very interesting article on MSNBC this weekend. While there is much discussion about the pros and cons of assisted living versus home care, one rarely hears about children who have taken their parents’ care into their homes. This article adds color to that discussion.