I’m in a bit of a quandary tonight. Mom (a young 90) and dad (93 with advanced Alzheimer’s) have been with us for 14 months. We have always held out that they need to be in assisted living/memory care because we work full time and Mom is exhausted caring for Dad. We finally have a placement available in a lovely facility that can provide independent living for Mom and intensive assisted living for Dad in the same unit. Mom does not want to go, and Dad is comfortable where he is, here at home with us. They are very well off financially, and I can retire now with full benefits. They could back fill my salary for the next 5 years (until I had planned to retire) if I retired to care for them full time. This past year has been so difficult trying to balance work and elder care. I’ve got 35 years in and could walk away tomorrow, even though I’m only 57. Thoughts as I consider retiring to care for them in their final chapters?