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Location Northeast USA
Introduction After a brief stint as an art teacher, I joined my dad in his real estate business. Mother helped raise my daughter while I helped Dad run the business. We spent nearly 25 years working together. A few years ago I accepted a position as the marketing director (sales lady) for a small retirement communty. I was unfamiliar with senior housing and the language of these communities, but with my 25 years of real estate experience it seemed a good fit and indeed it was. Had I not had this experience, I would not have known how to prepare for my dad's move - in the nick of time. It is with this first hand experience that I'll be writing about the challenges I face while caring for my dad, now 90, and about considerations for aging parents in general. I have 3 sisters and a brother, but only one sister lives nearby. One of my out-of-state sisters is a hospice nurse and the other performed her saintly duties when she put her life on hold and moved home to care for mother before she died of colon cancer in 1990. I live with my guy and our Maine Coon cat Annie, who has us wrapped around her tufted little fingers. My talented grown daughter lives not far.