When your parents are aging, you may face a difficult question: When they need help with daily activities or their safety is compromised while living alone, should they move in with you? Here are some key issues you should consider before making a decision on whether to care for your parents in their own home or move them into yours.
- Determine the relationship. Have you both gotten along well in the past? Will this ultimately be stress inducing or stress relieving? Keep in mind that your family member will probably need more assistance over time.
- Loop your loved one into the conversation and do not make the decision without their consent. Everybody involved, including other family members, should be well informed, since it’s likely that you will not be the only one playing a role in their care.
- At the end of the day, this big responsibility will add to your plate and you will need to remember your limitations as well. See this CareYaya blog post here on how to take care of yourself in the midst of being an excellent caregiver!
We hope that these tips helped guide your decision to do what’s best for your loved one!