I am looking at my mom's finances and see that she has several bonds that expire in 10-13 years. I am filling out paperwork for assisted living for my mom, and see on one of her investment statements that she has several bonds, one taking a loss, that do not mature for another 10-13 years. My understanding is that these were sold to her sometime in the past couple of years. Is there anything that can be done to change this without taking a loss? It seems unethical that a company could sell an elderly person bonds that don't mature until potentially after death.