Are your parents climbing ladders and step stools because they feel they can do things themselves? Climbing the ladder to clean out the gutters or touching up the paint is something they always did and still feel capable still doing. Years ago that wasn’t a problem; they were a lot younger and much more agile and steady. But things are changing.
How can you stop them from doing this before they have that accident which could put them out of commission permanently? Whether it is fixing the dripping kitchen faucet, changing a filter or light bulb, putting in the screens, or anything else that needs fixing. What peace of mind would you have knowing that Dad and Mom are not climbing ladders or step stools, crawling under sinks, or make many trips down the basement stairs which are all possibilities for accidents.
There are plenty of small businesses that can help you help your parents. Some of them you and set them up on a monthly retainer, and they will stop by your parents home on a regular basis throughout the month and take care of things that need fixing. You know all the little (and not so little) do it yourself projects that you don’t have time to do for your parents. Arrange to have everything done without anyone in the family climbing a ladder and taking unnecessary risks.
All you need to do is keep a perpetual “honey do” list and once a month, as regular as clock work; this company would come in and do what is on the list. If the job was too big or more involved then they may need to schedule more time, but for the most part routine maintenance and repair projects that Dad or Mom want or need done are finished and scratched off the list.
Consider this type of service as a gift for the entire family!
Sometimes you need help making the lifestyle transitions you want so that is why Claire at WITTZ END works with baby boomers and seniors helping them minimize and organize their homes to assist in their life transitions. Claire listens and really hears and understands your fears, concerns, and hopes for the future; while making the complicated and overwhelming to disappear and look easy so you can move on with the next phase of your lives.