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Moving Closer to Family

It’s not unusual anymore for families that grew up in the same house to find themselves separated by many miles as they grow older. When downsizing, medical issues or just a desire to be closer to family combine forces, moving to a new city — or even a new state paves the way to new possibilities.


Some decisions seem pretty darn simple. Your 95-year old father has a stroke in a small southern town with few resources to assist him. You live in another part of the country and you and your siblings decide it is best for him to move to assisted living closer to you so you can spend more time with him and monitor his care. He agrees. Easy call.

Until you get to The Heart of the Matter. And as with most things in life, it’s best to keep an open mind, especially when you need to move beyond what seem like the obvious answers.

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