Change can be “messy” when it involves moving your aging parents

Helping aging parents move can be challenging in a variety of ways, but the benefits and peace of mind make the effort worthwhile for many adult children of seniors. Step with Care (www.stepwithcare.com) is a resource for older adults and their families as they consider communities, identify priorities and preferences, and then focus on the options that best meet their needs.
http://www.aarp.org/relationships/family/info-09-2009/goyer_the_big_move.html

HIPPA Authorization and Power of Attorney — for adult children as well as older family members

Having a signed Power of Attorney and a Health Care Proxy is essential when helping older relatives and is also critical to have for children over 18 — college students and other young adults. An article in Consumer Reports discusses what can happen when there’s a medical emergency and your adult child hasn’t given permission for you to have access to information about their health.

http://consumerreports.org/health/help-your-college-age-child-in-a-medical-emergency/