Before Mom Or Dad Moves In...

Careful planning and a frank family meeting are musts for making "live with us" livable

When Philip Goeken's grandfather died two years ago, he worried that his grandmother wouldn't like living alone. So his wife invited her to move in with them. "My parents had taken care of their parents and grandparents, so for me, that's just what families do," explains Melody Campbell-Goeken, a public relations executive in San Antonio. "Great Grandma Mimi," 73, has been living with the couple and their son, now 4, ever since.

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