There comes a time in many children’s lives where they have to make the difficult decision about if they should move their parents in with them, or keep their parents at home.
There is no one “correct answer” to this question—
Only you know what is best for your family.
If you are facing this difficult decision, then keep reading! We will be walking you through the different factors to consider.
If you have a positive relationship with your parent, you may consider moving them in with you as they age.
For many families, multigenerational living offers an incredible opportunity for parents, children, and even grandchildren to bond with one another. Each generation has something to learn from the other, and there will never be a dull moment with multiple people living under one roof.
For seniors specifically, this can help them from experiencing the isolation that many people do later in life. This can help them maintain their mental health, immune system, and even prevent conditions such as dementia.
It is also a way to make sure that your parent is taking their medicine and living in a safe and clean environment.
The downside of this is that it can often lead to burnout- especially if your parent is suffering from something like dementia. Many people simply do not have the emotional and medical training necessary to handle this type of care day-to-day. If it goes down this road, it has the potential to damage the relationship.
All of us value our independence! This is no different for seniors. For adults that have been living independently their entire life, it can often feel demoralizing and patronizing to be asked to move in with their child. For many seniors, this can really take a toll on their mental health.
That is why many caretakers choose to try and keep their parents in their own home as long as possible. One way to accomplish this is by hiring senior in home care for additional support.
Adult home care services will ensure that your parent is taking their medicine, properly groomed, and has companionship throughout the day. In home care services can also provide support for adults with dementia and can even provide 24-hour care if necessary.
This will help you as the child rest easy knowing that your parents’ needs are being met and that you are able to prioritize your own self care and daily life.
If you are seeking additional support so that you can keep your parent in their own home as long as possible, please reach out to us at B’Zoe In Home Care.
We keep passion for service at the forefront of our business. We get to know each individual and their needs on a personal basis so that we can provide top-quality care to each of our clients.