Ensuring Your Home Has Everything It Needs If Your Parent is Transitioning Into Living With You

Senior Care in Peoria AZ

As a family caregiver one of the most challenging decisions that you will make in the course of your care journey is whether it is time for your parent to transition into living in your home with you and your family. There could be many reasons why you might make this decision. They might live too far away from you for you to be able to truly give them the best level of care and you want to be able to be closer to them. They might currently live in a home that is not tailored to their individual needs and challenges and could put them at risk without more continuous care and supervision. They might have financial demands that would make it more practical for them to live in your home rather than continuing to live on their own. Whatever the motivation behind them making this transition, if your elderly loved one is moving into your home with your family, you want to make sure that your home has everything that it needs to ensure that it is accessible, comfortable, and safe for them, as well as functional for the rest of your family.


Some things that you should be sure that your home has before your parent transitions into living with you include:

  • Private sleeping area. Your aging parent coming to live in the home with your family with be a major adjustment for all of you. Making sure that there is plenty of privacy for everyone is an important part of making this transition as smooth and stress-free as possible. One of the most important elements of this is ensuring that your loved one has a private sleeping area. This ensures that they have their own space without displacing anyone else in the family.
  • Accessible bathroom. If your aging parent has challenges and limitations that make it difficult for your parent to handle their daily bathroom tasks, it is essential that you plan for these. This means making at least one of the bathrooms in your home fully accessible for them. This could include adding grab bars and an elevated toilet, replacing the flooring, or putting in a walk-in shower or accessible tub.
  • Kitchen safety. The kitchen can be one of the most dangerous rooms in the home for an elderly adult. Make sure that you take steps to improve the safety of this room so that they can use it effectively. This can include removing outdated equipment and replacing it with newer equipment that is easier to use, disengaging the stove, and ensuring that there is a fire extinguisher that is readily accessible in the event of an emergency.


If you are considering having your elderly parent transition into living in your home with you and your family, now is the ideal time for you to consider starting senior care for them. A senior home care services provider is an exceptional source of support for your aging parent and for you. This care provider can understand your loved one’s individual challenges, limitations, and needs, and create a personalized course of care that is tailored not only to these needs, but also their personality, lifestyle, goals, and beliefs. This means that you can continue to give them the level of care that you want to and are able to, and know that when you are not able to be with them that they are still in good hands.


If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Peoria, AZ, contact the caring staff at Elite Senior Homecare Services at (623) 285-6397. Quality Home Care & Assisted Living Placement Service in Sun City West, Peoria, Surprise and the surrounding areas.


Joseph Njenga, CEO

I am excited to be the CEO of Elite Senior Homecare Services mission in serving our wonderful seniors. I started my career as a Certified Nursing Assistant and worked in that capacity for several years. I decided to go back to school to pursue Licensed Practical Nurse. I have worked with seniors in Rehabilitation Centers, Long term Care Centers and Special Care Units for seniors with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. I have also worked with residents with Traumatic Brain Injury and stroke in group homes and as an administrator of assisted Living facilities. At Elite Senior Home Care Services, we are committed to giving our esteemed clients quality care to allow them to live in their homes for as long as possible. Our dedicated team of care managers, compassionate and professional caregivers will be happy to care for your loved one.