Lessons fromt he 1950s -- Food for Thought
Vital retirement lessons from the 1950s - CBS News
Particularly the comment by tmittelstaed ( May 31, 2014 2:2AM) Here is an excerpt:
My MIL has willed all her money to my wife but as I continually remind my wife whenever we discuss this, we will be lucky to escape having her mothers creditors coming after us. We now know that there's no chance of any inheritance because that money will be completely bled out of her mother before she dies. Almost certainly, by the time medical science lets my wife's mother die, my wife will have spent MORE years caring for her mother in her old age than her mother ever spent on raising her to adulthood.
As my own grandmother said before she died, "what's wrong with a nice coronary?"
I don't have any answers for anyone here, other than to say that we really must make the hard-nosed choices to let the elderly go when it's time for them to go. But you will have the medical establishment fighting you every step of the way.
"It's tough to make predictions, especially when it involves the future." ~Attributed to many
"In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. But, in practice, there is." ~(perhaps by) Yogi Berra
"Those who have knowledge, don't predict. Those who predict, don't have knowledge."~ Lau tzu