In this day in time many people in their mid to late fifties and beyond are faced with caring for aging parents.
This can be a very difficult task depending on the conditions that your mom or dad are dealing with.
Many medical conditions and even psychological ones come with a host of problems that need to be addressed on a daily basis. This means that your parents need to be either placed in a facility or cared for in their own homes. Due to the cost of many of these places people are opting to have them move into their own homes and making changes to accommodate them. If you are lucky enough to have a separate living space or an area you can convert to a small apartment it is better as you can still have some privacy as can your parents. Oftentimes this means making structural changes or upgrading things like plumbing, electrical and HVAC to make the place comfortable for everyone involved. For instance, if your mom or dad needs the ability to get in and out of your home with a walker or wheelchair you may need to install some sort of handicapped access. If they have a medical condition that requires them to have a room warmer than the rest of your home you may need to install a separate HVAC unit to accommodate this as well. Oftentimes making these changes is still more economical than placing your parents in a facility where the monthly cost can be quite high. Additionally, having them close by allows you to monitor any of their needs and have the peace of mind that they are cared for properly.