Sorry if this has been posted in the past! My parents recently visited two senior care facilities outside of Boston and ruled them "too expensive" and "too small," so they want to stay put in the ranch house. Mom upset that the bedroom furniture would not fit, in addition to having no room for a large DR table, hutch, etc. They don't seem to understand "downsizing." They constantly say "we'll deal with it" (making a decision) when we "have to". I told them we don't want to decide when someone is in the hospital and can't return home. Clearly there is fear, procrastination, and even a little laziness (dad would sell house to developer potentially rather than stage the house!) going on. My parents don't seem to understand that their lack of planning, or purging, or considering options, means that very likely it will fall on their children (I'm the oldest and executor) to decide. It stresses us all so much. I envision having to take weeks off from work to fly back to Boston to deal with a major crisis that might mean selling the house, selling the stuff, finding a new place, etc. I understand they'd like to stay in place as long as possible, but they won't make any effort to clean out the attic or closets or even have a plan b. Any advice to persuade them to let us do some purging and to consider some options, otherwise there is a chance everything will happen all at once and choices will be limited.