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Senior Housing and Care Options

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If caring for your loved one has become too demanding or if it is just unsafe to leave the senior home alone for a period of time, it may be time to consider a new living arrangement.

Most seniors think that where they live is an all or nothing affair: stay at home or be sent to a nursing home. But to the contrary, there are a whole host of services and housing options available today that can fit a wide range of needs and life styles—including remaining in the family home.

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Multigenerational family.

More Families Living Under One Roof

Before moving a senior loved one into your home, make sure all family members buy into the idea and understand the looming expectations and challenges. Then put a plan in place that will help ensure harmony under one roof.

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Multi-Generational Living (1 of 5)

This video series will you give the information you need to determine if multi-generational living is the best option for your family.

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Determining if this is the Best Option: Multi-Generational Living (2 of 5)

This video presents 7 questions to ask yourself to help determine if multi-generational living is the best option for you.

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Emotional Issues to Address: Multi-Generational Living (3 of 5)

As soon as you start thinking about having mom or dad move in, you need to have a conversation with your spouse and children. Engaging them in the conversation and enlisting their support is vital.

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Enlisting Support: Multi-Generational Living (4 of 5)

Asking for help is sometimes difficult, but may be necessary to avoid burnout and stress.

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How to Prepare Your Home: Multi-Generational Living (5 of 5)

With proper planning, having your senior loved one live with your family can be a loving and rewarding experience.

Home Instead CAREGiver helping a senior woman clean and organize.

Organization is Key to Helping Seniors Manage at Home

A lifetime accumulation of possessions—combined with a daily influx of junk mail, bills and newspapers—can quickly overwhelm seniors who already may be struggling physically, mentally or emotionally. Go slowly on the cleanup and consider providing a helping hand each week.

Middle-aged woman does research to find a good caregiver for her elderly parents.

Do Your Homework Before Hiring Help

Employing a caregiver for your senior loved one might be among the biggest decisions that you’ll make for him or her. By gathering the most information available, you’ll help ensure a good caregiving match.

Home Instead CAREGiver helping out an elderly man in his home.

Weighing the Pluses and Minuses of Living at Home

To stay or leave home—that’s the decision that many seniors sooner or later will face. Whatever you decide, planning ahead for the next step is a good idea. Seniors will need to carefully consider their options after evaluating all of the elements of their unique situations, including health and safety.

Long-Term Care Planning: 5 First Steps

Acknowledging that an aging loved one needs additional support, either physically or with simple tasks of daily living, is a significant step for a family. However, it is the next step that can be the most challenging: What do I do now?

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