Preparing for Your Parents to Live With You

At some point in your life, there may come a time when one or both of your parents need to live with you. Maybe one of them is sick and needs constant care and attention from you. Or maybe they’re simply on the older side and can’t get around as well as they used to, thus necessitating a move to your home. Whatever the case, you should prepare for the situation accordingly before they move in. Check out a few steps to take below.

Discuss how them moving in with you will impact everyone

Chances are, you spent a lot of your life living with one or both of your parents. So you might think it’ll be easy to pick up right where you left off. This couldn’t be further from the truth. You’re older, they’re older and you might have kids. This isn’t going to be anything like it was when you were younger and living under your parents’ roof. It’s important to realize that and to speak directly with your parents about their expectations of living with you so there aren’t any surprises later.

Think about where your parents will stay

Ideally, you would have a wing in your home where your parents could live and be comfortable. But not everyone has access to that kind of setup, so you might have to rearrange your home to ensure your parents can live and get around comfortably. You should keep in mind that something as simple as a few steps could make life impossible for them. Talk to them about their mobility and what they need from you to make their lives as normal and simple as possible. You may have to senior proof your home to make it safe.

Obtain the medical supplies your parents will need

Speaking of senior proofing, there may be different products your parents will need to go about their business in your home. This could include everything from wheelchairs to special beds and chairs. A company like BEK Medical can set you up with the items you and your parents will need to coexist in your home.

If your parents are planning on moving into your home soon, don’t wait until the last minute to track down the things they’ll need. Call BEK Medical at 915-599-1129 today to order our home care products.