Moving an aging parent in encompasses not just the present but perhaps 20-30 years in the future. It means accepting the parent as they are in the moment, which may be ambulatory, cognitively intact and independent but seeing they will be gradually affected by the decrements of aging. So your parent may have perfect vision now and because of macular degeneration need a great deal of support in mobility, eating, and all the activities and daily living in the future. They may eventually be bedbound or is the later stages of dementia. The geriatric care manager needs to discuss the move in terms of what the future may bring for the adult child care giver and discuss whether they feel they can accept this increasing level of care, if they could face caregiver burnout, if there are financial assets to hire caregivers to assist them or should there is a plan that may move the older person eventually to a higher level of care when care needs increase. The GCM can do a caregiver assessment if care needs to be rendered when the parent moves in. This will help the adult child see their strengths, skills and abilities needed to provide care. This might include their own medical issues preventing caregiver tasks like lifting and tasks that they find and tasks they find repulsive, like changing adult diapers. This assessment can include a care plan that recommends family caregiver solutions, like aging technology, social supports, formal supports, respite and training.