June 7, 2012

When considering bringing an elderly parent into your home, there are more things to consider than just space. Caring for another person takes time, patience, physical and mental strength, and support from other family members and friends.

The community you live in is also something to consider. If your parent can no longer drive himself or herself, can he or she walk to the store, a salon, or a friend’s house? Will he or she be out of touch with a social network because of the move? This article from the Washington Post raises many good points that should be thought through when moving an elderly parent into your home.

If you are in need of assistance with or a break from caregiving, Continuum can provide respite care. Call (314) 863-9912 or (636) 861-3336 for more information or to schedule a free home consultation!