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As a columnist for a newspaper on the northern prairie, I often have readers write me that they are begging their parents to “come back home.” Upon retirement, many seniors like to leave the cold winters behind, because warmer climates tend to be much easier on aging bodies. They either relocate permanently or summer up north and then head south for the snowy months. But aging parents aren’t the only family members on the move. These days, adult children are less likely to stay put in their hometowns. Instead, they follow educational opportunities, jobs and significant others across the country and even around the world. With families so scattered, one important question remains: What happens when Mom and Dad need care?

Continue reading on Agingcare to for some discussion about how to deal with the complications of deciding if a parent should move closer to you:

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