Without going into the family drama and why I would even attempt such a move ---especially since I live in a hilly area of northern California with 14 steps just to get to the front door!---I am wondering if taking her on such a long journey and getting her settled in a new living arrangement would be the finish of her. There is decent senior housing in town and I would be able to spend a lot of time with Mom and take her on outings. (She doesn't have Alzheimer's. She remembers people, and doesn't wander off or forget where she is.) However, in nearly every situation I know of where an aged parent was moved to a new home, even with a family member nearby, the parent died in less than a year, usually within three or four months. Would they have died during that time anyway is impossible to say,a but I can't help think that, regardless of the elder's mental condition, a radical life change would be the tipping point. Any knowledgeable people out there who can answer my concerns?