his may seem out of the norm, but trust me it is not. I have seen people go through great lengths to get what they feel entitled to. This would have been a great case for us. We could have addressed the heart of the matter and help this family move forward without all of this unnecessary drama and heart break. Old age does not equate incompetence and many children feel entitled to plan their parents future. On the other hand, many seniors are in a standstill and refuse to accept their own limitations and plan accordingly. This also results in disastrous consequences. This is as we have said all along, no one ever says, “I want to spend my golden years in a nursing home”.
Ultimately, we may think we know the son’s intentions. They appear to be motivated by greed, but perhaps this is his way to strong arm his mother into the realization that she cannot live alone. This is a sad example of letting the situation spiral out of control. At this point, the stress of the situation could end up killing the mother and no amount of money could repair the rift in the family that would cause or the guilt this son will feel. There is always more than meets eye and resolving this conflict in a more dignified way would have lead to a better result for all parties involved.