Under One Roof: Tips on Making Room for Your Elderly Parents

If you are among many in Singapore who are staying with their elderly parents or having them move in the house during their golden years, there is plenty of considerations involved to accommodate them in. You should assess whether you have sufficient space for them to sleep in as well as any extra space for storage of their own belongings, while bearing in mind your personal needs for space. Additionally, you must evaluate the safety of your home and anything else you need to do to make your home more senior-friendly. Below are some tips on making room for your elderly parents.

Having the Right Space

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You need enough room to provide each other privacy, comfort and easy access to other areas around the house such as the kitchen and dining area. Depending on their medical condition and age, they are likely to depend on you and require more support to move around. Therefore, your walkways need to be clutter-free and rid of any piles of belongings to avoid any accidental tripping.

While you are clearing out your stuff to provide a better space for your elderly parents to live in, renting a self-storage in Singapore can come in handy to utilize the extra storage space and sort through what is needed at a later time. If you are looking for storage facilities in Singapore, Work+Store offers storage units for rent, available in a range of sizes from 6 sqft to 730 sqft depending on what you need. As one of the cheapest self storage in Singapore, we offer flexible lease terms and rental rates that are all-inclusive of space, facility and utilities fees. Our storage units are equipped with 24-hour keycard access and CCTV surveillance to assure a peace of mind and convenient accessibility whenever you need to retrieve your items.

Making Your Home Safe Enough

As one ages, conditions such as arthritis, and other neuromuscular ailments commonly occurs. These medical conditions curtail movement and can even restrict other day-to-day activities such as getting to the bathroom, to be challenging. Your parents will have a hard time going around the house, and a step that’s too high could cause them to slip and fall. They may need support rails and bars which they could lean on and support themselves as they get around the house.

The Final Touches to Ensure the House is Elder-Friendly

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Now that you’ve put measures in place to ensure your home is safe and taken steps to enable ease of movement as well as accessibility around the house, you can put in the final touches to ensure it is elder-friendly. Make sure the rooms are well-ventilated at a comfortable temperature and that the bathrooms have non-slip mats. Rearrange furniture to enable movement using mobility aiders. If you need additional storage space, consider a self storage in Singapore to temporarily store your belongings while you sort through what to keep and discard without cluttering your home.

Work+Store is a storage company in Singapore that also offers the Valet storage service whenever you need to help to transport your items without leaving the comfort of your home. Rates start from $6 per box with free pick-up and $20 per
return delivery trip; Simply call 8722 8000, ‘You Pack, We Pick Up’. If you are looking for cost-effective storage solutions, Work+Store is one of Singapore’s cheapest self storage and provides mini self storage units for rent, which can fit 1 or 2 large luggage, in 2 locker sizes: 1m x 0.6m for $39/month and 1m x 1m for $59/month, suitable for smaller personal belongings.

These tips are not only suitable for your elderly parents, they can be applied to your home if you are living with your elderly grandparents or other aging relatives. Transforming your home environment into one that is elderly-safe and friendly allows for a harmonious multigenerational living.

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