Where to Start
With 87% of seniors preferring to remain in their own homes as they age, your parents probably want the same. However, be sure to ask them what they want instead of making any assumptions. The earlier you share concerns with them and involve them in planning and decision making, the easier the transition will be for everyone.
So, start by asking your parents if they want to remain in their own home. If so, evaluate how fit their current home is to accommodate them as they age. Consider things like stairs and railings, lighting and whether bathrooms are spacious enough to accommodate eventual adaptive equipment, if needed. Full Heart Home Care also offers a free home safety assessment as part of our initial in-home consultation.
Next, discuss what type of help they would like to have today and in the future. Typically, seniors will progress from only needing Companion Care to requiring both Companion and Personal Care services.