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Pros and Cons of Having Your Elderly Parent Move Into Your Home

Are you considering having your elderly parent move into your home? This can be a tough decision. There are many pros and cons to doing this. Once you read about the pros and cons of moving your parent into your home, you can use that information to help make your decision.

Pros of Having Your Elderly Parent Move Into Your Home

Home Care Naples FL: Moving Your Elderly Parents in Your Home

If you are thinking about moving your elderly parent into your home, there are some benefits to doing that.

The first benefit is the emotional reward that you both will experience. You will get to spend more time together and have a closer bond. You will feel better about giving your parents the best care they can get.

You can also help with the daily care of your elderly parent. Now, keep in mind, that you don’t have to take the responsibility on all by yourself. You can also bring elder care providers into your home to help out, as well.

As previously mentioned, you will get more time to spend with parent. Since life can get so busy, having your elderly parent live with you allows you to see them whenever you are home. You can have dinners with them or breakfast together when you all get up. There will be time to play board games together or just time to sit and talk. Time is precious and certainly nothing that should be taken for granted.

These are some of the benefits of having your elderly parent move into your home.

Cons of Having Your Elderly Parent Move Into Your Home

While you may want to think that everything is going to be wonderful, there may be some downsides of having your elderly parent move into your home.

Having your elderly parent move in could be quite costly. You will have increased utility bills, more food to buy, possible remodeling expenses, clothing, medical needs, and time off work to care for them.

You won’t have as much privacy if you have your elderly parent move into your home either. Having more people in your home reduces the privacy you have. There won’t be as much space to take time to yourself either.

You won’t have as much time to yourself. With your parent living in your home, you can bet they will be in your business a lot. Even if you like this sometimes, at certain points it is going to seem like a downfall to having them live with you.

These are some of the cons of having an elderly parent move int with you.

Have you been considering moving your elderly parent into your home? If so, now you know some of the pros and cons of doing that.


If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care in Naples, FL, call the caring staff at Dial-a-Nurse today. Naples: (239) 434-8000. Ft. Myers: (239) 939-1228.



Ted Wolfendale

Administrator at Dial-a-Nurse
Mr. Wolfendale is a graduate of Stetson University, and Stetson University School of Law, and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1988. He is admitted to practice in the Middle district of Florida, is an active member of the Florida Health Law section, and Lee County Bar Association.

In 1995 he became Administrator of Dial-a-Nurse nursing agency, the oldest nursing agency in the Southwest Florida succeeding his mother who started the company 37 years ago. He is also President of Nevco, Inc., an educational healthcare training company begun in 1988.

Mr. Wolfendale has worked with the U.S. Department of Commerce on various Missions to improve the quality of life around the world by development of supportive healthcare programs. In 2005 he traveled with U.S. officials and addressed the Italian National Government assisting in the creation of Nurse Education mandates for that Country. In 2006 he was invited and spoke with the National Institutes of Continuing Education in Eastern Europe on healthcare education and developmental mandates, and most recently represented the United States at the European Union in Lake Balaton, Hungary in 2011. In 2014 he traveled with the U.S. Department of State to Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam in an effort to improve caregiver knowledge and training.

Mr. Wolfendale has worked with a number of non-profits in contributing and creating curriculum to improve the quality of life in third-world countries since 2001, and notably created a successful program in Odessa, India that has been modeled in other areas of the world. In his backyard, he has worked with local Goodwill Industries to provide curriculum and training to underserved individuals who have obtained employment as a result of educational training. He was the Congressional appointment to the Governor's purple ribbon task force in 2013, and has worked to educate caregivers in all aspects of Alzheimer's training.
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