by John W. Homer, CLU
“We became intimately acquainted with the meaning of Extended Care when mother came to live with us during her early 80’s. Until then, she had lived independently in another state. Dad had died unexpectedly 12 years earlier.
Mom was lonely but tried to adjust to dad’s passing by helping others. She enjoyed driving older, and more frail, friends to the grocery store or to the mall so they could do their shopping. But, as the years passed, we started getting unsettling reports. After taking one friend shopping at the mall one day, mom couldn’t remember where she had parked the car, or what it looked like. She and her friend looked for it for two hours before someone noticed and asked to help them.
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