Growing old is a part of life. While many of us pay great attention to our health, we can’t be assured we won’t have problems later in life. If you have an elderly relative who can no longer live alone, you’re likely going through a difficult time. Plus, to make matters worse, it’s your responsibility to take decisive action. You could move them to a nursing home, but the cost will be expensive and you might worry about how happy they are.
If you don’t wish to put elderly relatives in a nursing home, your choices become limited. You can either move them to a property where a nurse is always available, or you could move them into your home and take care of them yourself. The latter option is likely to be the cheapest but it also requires a lot of dedication, and you might not currently have enough room. Rather than look to moving to a larger property, you could consider having a granny flat installed.
An Easy Way To Make More Room
Granny flats can often be built very quickly and they’ll provide you with the space you need to house elderly relatives. There are granny flats on display in Perth, Sydney and just about every other part of Australia, and it could be an affordable way for you to take care of your loved ones.
- Stay close to your loved ones – If you usually have a very busy schedule, you might not get to visit loved ones in nursing homes as often as you’d like. It’s not uncommon for people to feel guilty for not visiting loved ones often enough, even if it can’t be helped. If you have a granny flat added to your property, you’ll be able to spend time with your elderly relative as often as you like.
- House loved ones in an environment you know you can trust – Nursing homes can vary wildly in terms of the quality of service offered. You’re unlikely to have the time to get to know the staff on a one-to-one basis and you don’t know what the conditions are like on a 24 hour basis. If your elderly relative stays with you, you’ll know they’re getting the treatment they deserve.
- Save some money – High quality nursing homes can be extremely expensive and as a relative, you might be expected to help cover the costs. Having a granny flat built is a one-time investment, so you can give your loved one the care they deserve without going bankrupt in the process.
It’s never easy to see our loved ones getting old, but you can make sure that they’re comfortable and surrounded by those that love them, if they live with you. Make sure you choose an experienced company to build your granny flat as to ensure the new home addition is safe and secure. It’s a good idea to compare companies to get a feel for how much you should pay.