She acknowledged that Dad had most of the responsibility for keeping up the house, but her heart still had a hard time letting go.
As my parents' financial manager, I have felt as if I were herding cats trying to put all the financial pieces together.
Despite the intricacies of funding, though, we forged ahead.
The idea was to narrow down the list and to take my parents to visit two of them.
Easier said than done—we ended up taking them to visit four, because we wanted to see their reactions and to gauge what was important to them.
I have worked in the field of aging for 25 years, so perhaps I know too much.