Home & Living
Our homes are the foundation of our life experience and when that home becomes too difficult to manage or even a safety hazard, changes need to happen.
You don't want to seem pushy, but you also don't want your parent to get injured.
As we grow older, our bodies start to lose more and more muscle mass and bone density. We also start to have diminished capabilities with our vision and hearing. We start to lose our balance and our reflexes aren’t as sharp. All these factors can contribute to increasing the likelihood of an injury at home.
These are facts. If you are concerned, don't wait. Take steps to learn whether it's okay for your parent to keep living at home or if making the move might be a better option.
Living at home
Managing the familiar
Of course, home is where the heart is
If at all possible, most aging adults are going to want to stay in the home they have been living in for as long as possible. It's familiar, it holds many memories and it's the least disruptive option.
Making the move
No Sugar coating, it's hard
It's a vulnerable time for everyone involved
Yes, it's going to be difficult. However, after you have accepted this truth, there are ways to make it all go much more smoothly with good communication and confidence in the decisions that are being made.