Parent With Dementia Moving In With You? 2 Tips For Making Room For Them

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If you have a parent that has dementia and they have to move in with you, you may not have enough room for them. Fortunately, you can take care of this situation by remodeling your home. Below are two tips to help you get started so your parent will be comfortable in their new environment.

Add on a Bedroom

If it is in your budget, you should consider adding on a bedroom for your parent. This way you can make it perfect for them from the start.

Before you get started, determine how large you can make the room. You can choose to go out or you can choose to add an upstairs if it is feasible for your home. Once you decide on the size, think of the materials you will use. It will look best if you use the same materials that your house is made of so the new room looks like it originally came with the home. If you do not do this, the new addition will stand out from the rest of your home. 

You will have to hire several contractors to do this work for you. For example, a foundation expert should be hired to add onto the current foundation. A roofer should be hired to install the roofing for the home.  The roof should also match the current roof on your home. If you have not replaced your roof in some time this would be a good time to do this. If the new bedroom will also have a bathroom you will need to hire a plumber to install it for you.  A building contractor can build the room for you.

Change Current Room to Bedroom

If you do not have it in your budget to add on a bedroom, you can change a current room that you do not use to a bedroom, such as a dining room. This can save you a lot of money. There are things to consider when doing this.

Your parent may find it difficult to find their bedroom. To help with this, paint the door a contrasting color. Also, hang a picture on the door to make it stand out to the other doors in your home.

If the room is large enough you could also add a bathroom that is attached to it. This will make things easier for your parent. Hire a building contractor and a plumber to do this for you.

Paint the room a neutral color and then put a colorful comforter on their bed. This will make it easy for them to find their bed, especially if they get up at night.  The carpeting used should also be a neutral color, such as tan or beige. This will help their bed stand out even more.

It will take time for your parent to adjust to their new surroundings but starting out in the right way will make things easier for all of you. Talk with a company like Red Rock Construction for more tips.