What to Do If Your Elderly Parents Want to Remain in Their Own Home
Many elderly parents prefer to stay in their own home where their children grew up and they have connections to the community. What can you do if your mom and dad are having trouble navigating the stairs or remembering to take their medications?
Helping your elderly parents stay in their own home is easier than some may think. The most important thing is to create a solid home health care plan to ensure that their physical and other needs are met. Here at the law offices of Ruggiero Ziogas & Allaire in Bristol, we have a track record of success in helping clients address elder care issues throughout Connecticut.
Stephen O. Allaire, one of our firm's founders, has years of experience in elder law, and focuses all of his considerable energy and knowledge to help clients secure the services their mom and dad need to stay in their own home.
Contact a lawyer at our firm to schedule a confidential consultation about your elder law concerns. We are here to help.
Creating a Home Health Care Plan
There are many support services available in Bristol and throughout Connecticut, but it is difficult to know which ones are appropriate for your mom and dad's needs and income resources. When you consult with our firm, you also gain the expertise of our skilled geriatric care coordinator who will first assess the needs of your parents with kindness and compassion.
It is critical to make your parents' home safe. They may require adaptive technology such as a stair lift or hand grips in the bathtub or moving the washer and dryer to the main level. Our geriatric care coordinator will also assess the level of need for assistance with house cleaning, meal preparation, dressing, personal hygiene, or taking medications.
Once your parents' needs are identified, our geriatric care coordinator will reach out to social workers in the community or in nursing homes to coordinate care, including health care funding resources.
Taking Care of Yourself
We advocate for the caregivers who selflessly devote their time and energy to caring for an elderly spouse or parent. Because this unpaid job is so demanding, we suggest you plan to bring in outside support services as early as possible. Burnout of caregivers must be avoided, as it is neither good for the caregiver nor for the one cared for. If your dad or mom served in the military, we can investigate Aid and Attendance for veterans, and explore additional funding sources for respite care.
Providing the Counsel You Need to Keep Your Parents at Home
Accessing community home health care resources and home health care funding is critical to help your parents stay in their own home. For a confidential consultation, contact our Bristol law office today. We serve clients throughout Connecticut, and are happy to travel to appointments at the client's request.