The youngest Baby Boomers turn 50 this year and every day 10,000 Americans turn 60 years old! Throughout their lives,
Aging parents and their caregivers may find that many home adaptations for elderly must be made in order to accommodate
Decorating and designing small living spaces for seniors can be a challenge, or it can be an expression of your
Houston families have several resources available when considering home renovations to accommodate aging parents. The elder care industry has evolved to help families with those accommodations via organizations such as the National Association of Home Builders' Certified Aging-in-Place Specialists (CAPS). CAPS was introduced as a method to assure quality renovations while helping families design and modify homes for senior living.
Other multi-generational trends include adding separate living quarters to existing homes or designing homes with a second master bedroom suite.
Houston family caregivers can benefit from planning ahead and learning to share the care when taking care of a senior loved one in their home. According to a nationwide survey conducted by the Home Instead Senior Care Network™, more than 70 percent of adults provide care to loved ones without any outside help.
The following video outlines suggestions to help family caregivers organize duties so that siblings and other family members can share in the responsibilities of providing a quality lifestyle for seniors. Although one child may invite their parents to join their household, sharing the load with other family members can help maintain harmony in a multi-generational household
Houston's Baby Boomers are no exception when it comes to getting creative in taking care of Mom or Dad. The move toward multi-generational households extends from inside the Loop to sprawling suburban neighborhoods. Family caregivers are getting creative in carving a space for their loved ones amid the hectic pace of raising a growing family.
Houston Baby Boomers are a dynamic part of the approximately 25 percent of their population expected to spend at least some of their retirement years residing with loved ones in a multi-generational household. The following video is designed to help Boomers and their loved ones determine if an intergenerational lifestyle is the right living arrangement for their family.