Quoting 8 til Gwen:" <blockquote><b>Quoting TheNuge:</b>" It would depend on the needs. I'm an older mom ... [snip!] ... for lower functioning individuals there's not really any good options for special needs adults who need significant care."
I've been around SN adults.
Also, i have a relative in her 70s that isnt sharp anymore. her husband died a few years ago. Their son is in his 50s and in a nice "home" but he has the mental capacity of a 2 yr old. They have always been able to provide very well for him. The "home" is very nice. Most people cant afford to pay what they have always paid for him. I wonder what will happen to him when his mom dies. I assume they set-up funding, but who knows.
I'm sure parents of SN adults die all the time without good options for their children.