Author: Tom Bills

4 Tips on Caring for an Aged Parent in Your Home

One of the hardest decisions you will likely have to make in your adult life is how to care for your parents in their old age. There is much to consider, such as your ability to help them in their day to day life, as well as the capacity for your home to handle the addition. Welcoming your aged parent in your home can seem like the natural step to take, but often we can become caught up in the disadvantages. The idea of not having your own space and independence may not appeal to either of you. However,...

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What is a Mother-in-Law Suite and Why You Need It in Your Home

Over 65 million Americans each year provide care to an elderly or aged relative, commonly a parent. One way many adults tackles this is to have their aging parents move in with them. You may have heard about in-law suites before. These are spaces in a home created to be separate, private living areas for one or two parents. Interested in learning more and wondering if you should consider a mother-in-law suite for your home? Keep reading below for all the info you will need. The Basics An in-law suite is basically a collection of rooms designed to accommodate...

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Mother In Law Suite Floor Plans

We have put together some Mother In Law Suite Floor Plans to help you start thinking about the best way to lay out your mother in-law suite. These are just examples, but they help to illustrate how simple and efficient design can help you keep your loved one safe and still maintain the highest level of independence possible, while at the same time adding value to your home. In Law Suite Floor Plans Each in law suite floor plan is designed around one of three different home remodeling application. If thinking about the mother in law suite or granny flat...

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You Chose Your Mother In-Law Suite Floor Plans, Now what?

Buying floor plans for an in-law suite is an exciting and important first step in creating a multi-generational home. The design process is full of essential questions about what the space needs and what the space will look like. However, once the plans are in hand, the decision-making process is not over. In fact, in order to complete your vision for a complete in-law suite, the process has really just begun. Next Steps After Choosing A Floor Plan With all this, your floor plans are a comprehensive starting point. To bring the plans to fruition, however, it is critical...

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The First Stage of Successful Aging in Place

Aging in place is the goal of many senior citizens. After all, very few people look forward to spending the last few days of their lives in an assisted living facility, nursing home, or hospital. However, aging in place doesn't just happen. It must be carefully planned and arranged. The first stage of making arrangements for your loved one to remain in place as he or she ages is to look forward into the future. This might involve asking some personal questions. Your loved one may get upset with you and insist that he or she will manage just...

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