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My father and step-mom are currently living independently far away from all of their children. My wonderful step mom is suffering from mid-stages of Alzheimer's. I can see that she needs assisted living now and will eventually
Require more skilled care. We're on good terms with her son and daughter and they're very involved,but I don't think they're as realistic as we are. I would like my father to stay where he is even if she has to move because I think it won't be long before she needs the skilled care. Is there any diplomatic way to approach this?

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He is asking for advice. Seeing as he owns his place right now, it would be far more expensive for him to rent 2 units someplace else. I am certainly not going to offer any opinions to her children, unless they ask. But I can see that my father is becoming overwhelmed with her care. He, himself doesn't feel theneedfor assisted living, and I fear he'll move out of a sense of caring and obligation.
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When it comes to step-children, the best approach is to stand by the side lines and just watch until the step-children or your father ask for advice... then keep it neutral. Eventually your father will decide what is the next step, be it hiring a full-time Caregiver or moving to a complex that has both independent living for him, and in the next building memory care for his wife.
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