We have come to realize that most seniors prefer to “age-in-place” rather than downsize to a more senior friendly home, live with family, more to an assisted living facility, or employ home heath care services.  Seniors appear to have an intensive desire to be independent and may not want to discuss, even with their children, alternative living environments even if they have day-to-day issues with their current living environment (usually in their existing home).  Financial considerations frequently have a serious impact on these types of decisions.  The question is, how can one reason with senior adults to at least have a conversation about alternatives that should be considered while being sensitive to their emotions ?