Moving your aging parent into your home with you and your family can be a fantastic way to enhance their care routine, preserve their quality of life, and also encourage stronger relationships among the generations of the family. As you are preparing to transition your senior out of their current home and into yours, it’s important to make sure that your home is ready for them. In order to get the most benefit out of living with you and your family, you want to make sure your home is accessible, safe, and comfortable. You must also take into consideration at issues such as privacy for every member of your family, safety for the different generations, and ongoing care.
Some things to consider when preparing your home for your parent to move in include:
Ensure accessibility issues have been addressed throughout the home.
This can include making sure handrails and grab bars are properly installed and rated to maintain your parent’s weight, a chairlift is in place, and rooms have been arranged to ensure easy navigation throughout the home
Ensure your parent has a private, separate area for sleeping.
This should not be an area of the home used for another purpose, such as a sofa bed, and should be customizable for your senior so they feel comfortable and at home
Consider potential hazards that may be created due to your parent’s challenges, and find ways to address them safely. This can include adding extra locks to windows and doors, adding safety gates to stairwells, and removing loose floor coverings or decorations that could cause tripping hazards
Set aside space in common areas of the home to accommodate your parent and their needs.
Remember they are not a guest, but a new member of the household so will need their own space. This can include a shelf in the kitchen, a basket in the bathroom, an area in the living room, or others
If your aging parent has developed new challenges and symptoms, your own personal limitations have made it so you are no longer able to meet their needs, or you simply feel they would benefit from more diverse care, now may be the ideal time for you to consider starting elderly care for them. With elderly care, a professional care provider can step in to fill care gaps, support an independent and fulfilling lifestyle, and help your senior stay as safe and healthy as possible throughout their later years. As their family caregiver, knowing your aging parent has an elderly home care services provider in the home with them can give you a tremendous sense of peace of mind, and confidence. With this type of care, you know your parent is in good hands both when you are with them, and when you are not.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering Home Health Care in Pacifica, CA, call the caring staff at Aviva In-Home Care. Call today: (415) 795-2203.
At Aviva, we also use the latest in health technology to maximize opportunities for communication between all members of our client’s care circles. We utilize nursing oversight to ensure that we are in compliance with physician orders, and that our careplans are being properly administered. Lastly, Aviva is a proud member of The Senior’s Choice, a national network of leading home care agencies that share best practices and focus on continual improvement.
As owner of the business, I also promise to you my direct involvement in your loved ones care, and will always make myself available for feedback and improvements in our service. I look forward to working with you and your loved one on creating a care plan that is perfectly suited to the family's needs. Thank you for considering Aviva as your care partner.
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