Moving your parent in

 

a black and white photo of an elderly woman asleep in a chair Moving your parent in

Moving your parent into your home may be an option  to consider when they need caring for in later life.

This is a decision that in many cases needs much consideration.

There are many factors to consider on both the practical and emotional front.

  • Does your home need adapting, a stair lift or downstairs bathroom ?
  • Will you need wheelchair access ?
  • Will your parent have their privacy ?
  • Will YOU still have privacy ?
  • Will you share meal times ?
  • How do other family members feel ?
  • Who will help if you want to go away ?
  • Can you afford to give up work if you need to ?
  • Is your relationship with your parent strong enough to cope with disagreements ?

These are just a few of many more considerations. Once the decision to move an elderly person into your home has been made it is difficult then to decide it isn’t working and ask them to leave especially if they have sold their home.

In many cases living arrangements can work well but there are also many incidents of resentment and a sense of feeling trapped by the care provider.

 

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Caron

Award-winning blogger and care columnist for Devon Life magazine, Caron also campaigns for recognition of the needs elderly people and their carers. Designer and creator of the award-winning Dementia Assistance Cards which are free to all, and helping thousands of people globally Caron is passionate and committed to making a difference

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