Your parent planned to age in-place at home, but the plan is no longer working. Maybe mom has had a series of falls. Maybe dad often forgets to take his medicine. Moving a parent to an assisted living facility or a nursing home is often the next step when you’re concerned about the safety of living alone.
Moving to a community where meals, medication management and other personal and medical services are readily available may sound like a good solution. Some parents will pitch in to help plan the move, but many older adults are not so keen on doing this.