Aging Parents

Caring for Aging Parents: Should You Move Them Into Your Home?

It can be hard to watch your parents grow older. As tasks get harder for them to do, you must discuss your options. Should you get help in their home? Should you move them into your own home? Do they need to go into a nursing home? There are many things to consider before moving your parents into your home.

Is your home equipped for your parents’ needs? Do you have a room for them? Are they going to have to walk up stairs, even if they have a lot of trouble with them? Are you going to have to make any modifications in your home if they are in a wheelchair?

What is your home life? Is your significant other going to be fine with your parents moving in? What about your children?

Do you have the time and energy to care for your parents? How much care do they need? Are you going to be able to take care of them when they need it? Will you continue to work or will you need to stay home with your parents?

How is your relationship with your parents?Is it going to get worse if you live together all of the time? Are you going to need breaks from your parents?

What about finances? Can you afford more people in your home? Will your parents help with the mortgage and food? Will they pay if they end up needing additional help?

Are you able to care for your parents? Are you comfortable helping with personal things like bathing? What about in the future when they need additional care?

Caring for your aging parents can be quite difficult. Often, people want to move them into their own home instead of sending them into a nursing home. However, there are many things to consider before uprooting your parents and finding space in your own home. Think carefully before you ruin your relationship with your parents. Contact us for more information. Our Torrance estate planning lawyers can provide the guidance you need.

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