My dad has Parkinson's and mobility issues, so he needs some support with bathing and dressing. My mom is younger and doesn't need an aide. They live in their own home now but would like to be in an independent living community for the socialization, meals and medical support. However it seems like intake staff want to push my dad towards assisted living and they definitely want to live together. That seems to mean we pay for my mom to be in assisted living too, which is cost prohibitive. Do you know if independent living places will often accept a person who needs an aide right from the beginning? Are they better off staying at home and getting in-home support?