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Elderly relatives moving into your Carlton real estate? Tips for prepping your property

By Jamil Allouche

These days it's becoming more and more common for elderly parents to move into their adult children's homes later in life. Whether this is for a short term period or the long haul, there are a number of benefits. 

For example, if your elderly parents move into your real estate in Brunswick, you could find your babysitting bills drop dramatically – not to mention the benefit of having their wealth of generational information round at all times. 

Of course, there could be slight adjustments that need to be made to your home in order to keep them safe. Reducing the potential for harm from injury is the name of the game, which comes in a number of different forms. 

Some things to consider could be small renovations like installing a handrail in your shower or next to the toilet in the bathroom closest to their bedroom, or reducing the general amount of clutter around the home to avoid hindering easy movement. 

Another thing to consider is replacing door knobs with handles to make them easier to operate, especially if your relatives have trouble with hand mobility. 

These are just some basic things to consider looking into before your elderly relatives move into your family home, which can make their transition and stay far more comfortable in the long run. 

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