Long-Term Care
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Stay or Move
Age in Place
Research a Move
Compare Housing Options
     Retirement Community
     Assisted Living
Nursing Home Decision
     Factors to Consider
     Visit and Compare
Housing Goals

Family Dynamics
Planning Ahead is Important
Relationships May Change
     Spouse or Couple
     Parent and Child
Role Reversal
Dealing with Difficult Feelings
Talking Together
Plan Together

Taking Care of Yourself
Warning Signs of Stress
Tips for Managing Stress
     Deep Breathing
     Mind Vacation
Managing Your Attitude
Finding Respite
     Support Groups
Stresses and Rewards

Predicting Risk
Understanding Costs
Critical Conversations
     Financial Goals
Government Help
Personal Resources
House Rich, Cash Poor
Reverse Mortgages
     Pros and Cons
Long-Term Care Insurance
     Compare Policies