...Naturally these decisions aren't only made because of economics. Most of
us have at least a little of the "we take care of our own" mentality.
Our parents took care of us, and likely their own parents. Now it's our
turn to take care of them. Also, many people are distrustful of hired
caregivers, either because of horror stories spread through decades or
because they've had a friend who has had a bad experience. Together,
these feelings can make the idea of the parents moving into the adult
children's home seem like the best solution for all involved.