When it’s time to leave home: information for caregivers
Article from National Institute on Aging at NIH
Deciding whether an aging parent or relative needs to leave their home can be difficult and emotional for many families.
People want to do what’s best for their loved ones. But what’s best will depend on many factors, including the level of care needed, financial resources, and personal preference.
Housing options might include:
- Staying in their current home with extra assistance, or moving to a smaller home. This allows parents and aging relatives to stay in communities and with doctors that are familiar to them.
- Moving to an assisted-living facility or a long-term care facility. These types of facilities provide varying levels of support and amenities. Try to learn as much as you can about possible housing options.
- Moving in with a family member, or having a family member move in with them. Some families decide this arrangement is right for them. Experts advise families to think carefully before moving an aging adult into an adult child’s home. Ask yourself questions about whether there is space in your home, what kinds of services are available in your community, and whether there is someone who can be with your parent during the day.
The John Seidel Team specializes in Miami real estate as well as Florida Keys real estate. A Miami native, John Seidel has over a decade of professional experience assisting clients with finding single family homes, condominiums, vacant land, rental property, and more. Call 786-488-9756 to speak with a team member regarding any questions you may have about buying, selling, or investing in Miami properties such as Brickell real estate.
If you have any questions regarding the Miami real estate market or the buying/selling process, feel free to contact me at 305-793-7280, John.Thompson@floridamoves.com or fill out the form below. I look forward to speaking with you.