Fiction: If your elderly parents live on their own, you should let them be fully independent and avoid pestering them.
Fact: When you worry that your parents may not be able to decide on their own when they need more help, then regular check-in meetings are a good way to gauge how they're doing. Accompanying your parents to meetings with their doctors, attorneys, and other professional advisors can also provide insights into their ability to continue living on their own.
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