Help them envision the next ten years. What services will they need? What do they want their life to look like?
The next ten years will probably not look like the past five. One of your parents may be becoming the other’s caregiver and will need additional help as circumstances change. Perhaps your mother is nearing the time when she will no longer be able to drive. Or maybe your father is becoming isolated and homebound due to declining mobility.
Is access to transportation or convenient services and amenities a priority? Do your parents plan to continue to cook for themselves or will they be looking for access to healthy, high-quality meals? What about availability of quality medical care?