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  •  Most probably for many of us it would (4+ / 0-)

    or will become a necessity. But it's also desirable, imo.

    I have heard about communities, who take care of selecting a couple of persons to live with them, like a nurse, a doctor, a lawyer, with the idea to help pro bono in case of need. I have heard of private co-housing of elderly people, buying or leasing together into a larger mansion-style facility. (That is in Germany. What is considered mansion there, is "normal" for the better suburban houses here). A set-up like this is still much cheaper than any better assisted living or nursing home environment.

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