Your dad’s home is becoming too much. Mowing acres of land is becoming harder. Paying to have his driveway plowed and sanded is costing a lot of money. Shoveling his patios/decks and sidewalks is hard to keep up with. Weeding, trimming branches, and home maintenance are also expensive and time-consuming.
Senior Care Rolling Hills CA – Can You Move Dad in Without Affecting Everyone’s Need For Privacy?
As a result, you’ve all decided he should downsize. He’s okay moving to a new home. One of the things that you’re considering is moving him into your home. Sharing your home with a senior parent is convenient, but it will need careful planning. Adding another person to your home can impact privacy, especially if you have a limited number of bathrooms.
What Room Do You Have for Him?
Look at your current home. What will his living space look like? Do you have an in-law apartment or an apartment over the garage that he can live in? If you do, he’ll have plenty of privacy while also being close to you.
Will he have to move into a bedroom and share a bathroom with you or your children? If that is the case, can you create a schedule that works for everyone? If your kids are in a rush to get to school, will your dad be okay waiting to use a bathroom until they’re out of the house?
How Does Your Dad Feel?
Your dad has spent years raising a family. He has the house to himself now. He may want to avoid moving in with an adult child and their family. Ask your dad what he thinks.
He may be happier downsizing to a smaller home closer to you but not right into your home. You can use the equity in his current home to pay cash for something smaller, such as a townhouse or condo, that possibly has maintenance and landscaping included in the price. He’ll have his own place to live, but he avoids many of the hassles of home upkeep.
Living Alone Doesn’t Mean He Has to Be Alone
One thing to remember is that he doesn’t have to be alone when he lives alone. Senior care services can stop by each day, a few days a week, or once a week and make sure he’s okay. Caregivers can help with household chores like laundry, vacuuming, meal preparation, and dusting.
Learn more about the senior care options that will help your dad live independently and safely in his home or yours. Call our senior care agency now to get answers to your questions.
Belina Calderon-Nernberg is the CEO and founder of 1Heart Caregiver Services. Recently offering 1Heart franchise business opportunities to the public, Belina provided the vision, leadership, and direction that the company needed to achieve its goal of making a positive difference in the homecare industry. As her greatest accomplishment, the company is now equipped with the expertise to expand its business operations to different States in the U.S. Belina brings with her a corporate experience of 25 years, with 15 solid years of experience as CEO of an employment agency and a senior care service company in Southern California. Belina has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of St. La Salle, Philippines. She has been the recipient of several awards given to emerging leaders in business, community service, arts, and entertainment. She has also been honored as an Ambassador of Goodwill by the HiFi (Historic Filipinotown) Neighborhood Council. This title is bestowed to carefully selected Filipino-Americans who are persons of integrity who have the ability “to promote, reach out, influence and mobilize public interest and support of the ideals, values, principles, and programs of the Historic Filipinotown.