Moving Elderly Parents Into Your Home
It is important that your elderly parents are involved in their care plan. Moving elderly parents into your home is a big decision. That requires a lot of honesty from everyone involved in the move.
Here are some questions you should ask yourself. Before moving elderly parents into your home.
- Do your parents want to move in with you?
- Do you have enough space?
- Is your home suitable for an elderly person?
- Would the move mean adding an extra bedroom or bathroom?
- Can you afford the extra expense?
- Would your spouse be happy for your parents to move in?
- Will you have to change your families routines?
- Will you have to quit work to look after your elderly parents?
- How will the move involve my spouse, children, and siblings?
- Do you expect other family members to pitch in?
- Do you need to sort out any drinking, smoking or pet issues?
- Will you take your parents on holiday with you?
- Are there issues such as smoking, drinking or pets that we need to work out?
- How will you establish boundaries?
- How do you feel about accepting this role?
Here are some questions your parents should ask themselves.
- How do I feel about being dependent?
- Am I able to be in the company of family for long periods of time?
- Will I be able to go take part in my usual activities?
- Will I be able to watch my favourite TV programmes?
- Will I be able to live with my child’s habits?
- Will I feel like I am intruding?
- Can I financially contribute to my living expenses?
- Do I get on with my son/daughter in law?
- If their house needs remodeling because of me, can I contribute to the cost?
- If they have young children will I be able to cope with the noise?
Moving Elderly Parents Nearer
Your elderly parent may want to move nearer to you. So that you can see them more often. And so that you can be there to support them if needed.
Grandchildren can visit them more often if they live nearer to them.
Or maybe it is time for them to downsize and they have to move. Moving closer to you may be the best option for them.
Moving elderly parents nearer will require organisation. The amount you are involved in their move depends on their mental and physical health. It is important to discuss their needs with them.
Here is our checklist that can help their move go smoothly with our popular house removals London service.
Checklist for moving elderly parents
- Declutter. Here is our guide to help you get rid of your parent's clutter. Remember to consult with them before giving their belongings away!
- Help them with their packing. There is a lot of bending and lifting involved in moving. Our checklist will help you move without stress or you can hire our professional packers to help with their move.
- Buy the right packaging material. We sell removal boxes. Moving packaging kits for large or small moves.
- Book their removal van in advance
- Help them with their unpacking
- Help them settle into their new home. Moving to a new home can be unsettling for an elderly parent. Put their personal belongings such as family pictures out. So they feel more comfortable to help them get familiar with their surroundings.