You may have started noticing that your loved ones are having challenges when it comes to the maintenance of their home or other daily living activities. They may be struggling with lawn and yard maintenance, or going up and down stairs. Perhaps they are struggling with cooking and cleaning. If
Where do you even start?
When your aging parents are not ready to move but you are noticing some challenges, here are a few things you can do to help them continue to live safely in their home.
Do a walkthrough with the lights off or in very low
Continuing the series in helping our parents and aging loved ones make the decision to downsize and/or move, this video covers the five key things to consider before downsizing.
Remember the acronym B.A.L.L.S.
Budget: This will be one of the most important factors to consider. What are your current living expenses?
You want to help your parents or a loved one live safely in their home. You also know it may be time for them to downsize to a smaller home or retirement residence. How can you help when your aging parents refuse your help?
1. Acknowledge how they feel. This may
It’s a question that I get all the time. “How do I approach the subject of downsizing and moving with my aging loved ones?” It’s not easy when you are beginning to notice challenges they may be facing living in their home. There are things you can do to approach
As she sat on the edge of her bed, in her 20×20 suite, I could tell that she really was anxious and wanted to leave.
“I’m not happy here”, she said desperately as she looked into my eyes. “I want to go back home!”
Mrs. Jones called me on a
Mr. Smith came to us following the death of his wife a few years ago. He had met another woman and he was now ready to move forward into a new home to begin the next chapter of his life.
As I watched him sitting in his favourite chair staring
A young widow was looking for assistance to help sort through his deceased wife’s and daughter’s belongings. He wasn’t planning to move for another year, but the thought of going through their things was too much for him to bear.
For the sake anonymity, we will call this client Jack.