In the communal world of pre-WWII, aging parents almost always moved in. It was expected because there was usually a local family network that closed ranks and helped take care of the elders.
In the dispersed world of Boomers and the generations that followed, it became a different story. Minus the familial scaffolding, the challenges proved more daunting despite the desire to do the right thing.
It still may turn out to be the best choice for a family. But before they move in, a few screening questions will help clarify the scope and depth of what this choice involves.
Is Moving Mom and Dad In The Best Plan? is an excellent article that offers 10 important questions that adult children should ask themselves to assess their capacity and resources for taking on this caregiver role.