Kathy Kittle HomeSmart Reality – Senior Real Estate Specialist
As people age, they may not be capable of taking care of the house that you and your siblings grew up in. Keeping the house clean or the lawn mowed may now be too much for your mom or dad to handle on their own. Assuming that a parent or parents are living alone, they may not need as much space anymore. Therefore, it may be worthwhile to contact Kathy Kittle about downsizing and other housing options available for seniors.
Downsizing Can Maintain Physical and Fiscal Health
A smaller home where everything is on the first floor may be ideal for those who can no longer climb stairs or may be at risk for falling. A smaller home may also be less expensive than the one that your mother or father may have currently. Lower monthly housing payments may help to stretch out retirement and other benefits for many years to come. Depending on where you live, it may be possible to transition a parent to a smaller home that is also closer by, which makes it easier to check in on or otherwise be an active part of your parent’s life.
Assisted Living May Meet an Older Person’s Needs
While we love our parents, caring for them may be beyond our own capabilities. Even seemingly simple tasks such as providing medication could be dangerous if you don’t know exactly what you are giving and why. Taking parents to medical or other appointments may also be difficult depending on your work schedule. In some cases, your mom or dad may resent your efforts to seemingly curtail their independence.
Therefore, it may be worthwhile to look into independent or traditional assisted living facility. Independent assisted living facilities provide medical care and provide for other needs while allowing seniors to live in their own apartment and otherwise live their lives as they see fit. Assisted living facilities generally care for all of a person’s needs such as dressing, feeding and bathing.
Let Kathy Help You Transition Your Parents to New Living Arrangements in Littleton CO. and Denver Metro Colorado.
The good news is that you don’t have to convince your parents to move into a smaller home or into an assisted living facility on your own. As a real estate agent specializing in senior living needs, she can work with you to help your mom or dad transition from running their current home to something more suited to their needs.
In some cases, moving to a retirement community or an assisted living facility allows older people to be around people their age and develop new friendships. Increased socialization provides a sense of purpose to life and may help your parent have a better quality of life.
In the event that he or she has any physical or mental health needs, there will be someone close by who can help. This helps both parents and children rest easier knowing that there is someplace to turn for quality care without placing the burden on either party. This may help maintain relationships between parents and adult children as each gets older.
If you are a senior looking to downsize or the child of an elderly parent trying to transition a mother or father into a new home, contact Kathy Kittle HomeSmart Reality today. She has many years of experience that will help you find the right living situation that fits your needs as well as the needs and budget of your elderly parent.