In a recent posting regarding renovations and additions I mentioned one of the benefits of remodeling is to be able to care for your parents instead of having them move to a nursing facility. We did this to our home several years ago. The level of care we’re able to provide my mother has made a big difference for her. She’s 91 and in good health except for her vision. Being able to have her own “apartment” attached to our home makes life a little better. Our kid’s (18 and 22) stop buy for dinner, she can sit out on the back porch in Tucson and enjoy the weather, and she has friends that stop by and visit.