When you decide the time is right for moving an elderly parent into your home – because of failing health, financial concerns, or simply to ensure your aging parent's safety and comfort – you will be making a life-changing choice that will impact the entire family.
For your parent, this may mean leaving familiar surroundings to embrace a new way of living. You, your spouse and/or your children will also have to make a wide range of adjustments, all of which start the very moment your elderly parent moves in.
In advance of moving an aging parent, it is important to consider your readiness for the changes to come. Though your intentions are to do what you believe is best for your mother or father, there will be lots of preparations to make and several questions to answer, before moving an elderly parent into your home.
Day-to-Day Living Arrangements
Is there enough room for individual privacy, such as an extra bedroom or a separate bathroom?
Can you easily adapt meal plans, family schedules and day-to-day household routines?