True- but if he is needing your help- it's probably not going to matter much... at that point. You got to think of yourself too. Personally my dad is also probably getting to that point, but I moved, bought a house in NH, and when it comes time he's got to either figure it out (with help if need be) or he's moving in with my brother or us here in NH.... he just bought a townhouse (downgrade, parents split)... but he's close to 70. Doubt he has much longer. 5-10 years at the most if he is lucky (he has some medical conditions which while he is taking care of and not too inhibiting will likely shorten his life a bit, he has already outlived by a long shot his dad). Fortunately he's still capable of living on his own, etc and if we are lucky maybe he'll be able to until the very end.