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May 31, 2023

Too Close For Comfort: Moving A Parent Into Your Home [VIDEO]

Written By: Home Instead Vancouver
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Moving a parent into your home is a significant decision that many families make while embracing the benefits of a multigenerational household.

However, decisions made without proper planning can lead to unexpected challenges, such as the loss of independence and a sense of community for your loved one. 

This video aims to assist you in making an informed choice that aligns with your family's needs and offers tips and advice from Kim Lepp, owner of Home Instead Vancouver, to create a harmonious multigenerational home.

Your Home, or Mine: Assessing The Options

When contemplating combining several generations under one roof, it's essential to consider various factors.

If you're already living in an intergenerational setting, you may have encountered emotional, safety, and financial challenges associated with this lifestyle.

Fundamental Questions To Help Guide The Decision Making Process:

At Home Instead Vancouver, we want to equip you with the tools to make better care decisions for your loved one.

Here are some questions to think about:

  • Do I have the resources to provide care for my parent in my home, or should they move in with me?

  • Is my home safe for my parent, and if not, what modifications should be made to ensure their well-being?

  • Will moving into my home affect my parent's sense of independence, and how can we address this concern?

  • Which spaces are shared and which ones are separate?

  • Should we look into hiring a personal caregiver to help out at home?

Finding Harmony In A Multigenerational Home

Creating an emotionally healthy, financially sound, and environmentally safe multigenerational home requires careful planning and open communication.

Moving a parent into your home is a decision that requires careful consideration of various factors. By assessing resources, addressing safety concerns, and maintaining open communication, you can create a multigenerational home that supports the emotional well-being, financial stability, and independence of all family members involved.

Remember, thoughtful planning and a supportive environment can make the journey of living together a rewarding and enriching experience.

In this booklet, you can find additional information on how to plan for moving a loved one into your home. 

Download it here:

Call Us To Book A Complimentary Care Consult

We believe that moving a loved one into your home can be a dignified and comfortable experience.

If you are going through this process and have questions, call us at (604) 428-9977 for a Complimentary Care Consult.

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