Planning for retirement and long-term care often involves aging parents and partners wanting to avoid burdening their loved ones while retaining their independence, or families trying to plan for and deal with their parents’ care needs. Psychologists, social workers, care givers, geriatricians, financial advisors, family members, and clergy have all come to understand that these transitions are particularly hard for families because they involve multiple and complex relationships and issues that may have existed for years or have been taboo topics for discussion. We focus our efforts in this area by helping facilitate family discussions around important safety, health, financial, and quality-of-life issues to gain consensus and create solutions that all family members find effective.