This is a sponsored conversation with Bay Alarm Medical. All opinions are my own.
There may come a time when your family has to make a big decision. That decision may be moving an aging parent in with you. While this decision isn’t always easy, there are ways to get through it. Space is something to keep in mind think about this during the transition. Where will your aging parent sleep/live? It’s best if you create a space for them as they will want to feel at home. While a big space isn’t necessary, it’s always nice to have a little space to call “home.”
Family is Everything
The thing about an aging parent moving in is that it will affect everyone. Keep the family in in the loop and give time for everyone to adjust. While there will be some rough spots, this is a good thing for your family. Communication is key in making sure everyone stays happy during this transition.
Take Turns Taking Care of Your Aging Parent
When it comes to caring for an aging parent, everyone has their own needs. It will be important that the needs of your aging parents are addressed. Will they need help with getting dressed? Maybe they just need basic help. Whatever it is, take turns doing it. Don’t put everything on yourself. Ask for help from other family members. It’s always easier to do things when you aren’t trying to do them by yourself.
Dignity is Super Important
While you will have empathy for your aging parent, it is important to remember dignity. Keep in mind that you will be in this position yourself someday. Whatever you do, always treat the elderly with dignity! Keep in mind how you would want to be treated in this same situation.
Peace of Mind
I don’t think there is any better feeling than knowing that your aging parents are okay. I know there will be a time when we consider my father in law moving in with us. He is strong and able bodied, but I still want to know he’s safe. However, I still want to make sure he’s safe. I’ve really gotten peace of mind with the help of Bay Alarm Medical. This is American’s #1 Rated Medical Alert System. Just to know that help is just a button away and medical help is available 24/7.
I’d love to hear tips on how you are prepping to live with an aging parent. This transition may be tough, but with the right tools, you can get through it.