LIVING WITH YOUR FAMILY
Consider the following before making a decision:
____ Beneficial to both parties
____ Maintaining your outside friendships
____ Staying active with age appropriate activities
____ Maintaining a level of independence
____ What will happen if you need additional care?
____ Withstanding pressure of being in some else’s home
____ Can your child’s marriage and relationship with you be maintained?
____ Will you have your own room?
____ Where will you bathe?
____ Who will look after you if your family is on vacation or away on business?
____ Will you have your own transportation?
____ Will you contribute to the household expenses?
____ Will you have assigned chores, dishes, babysitting, etc.?
____ Do you have a written family agreement?
____ Does this agreement have written expectations of each other and reasons for terminating the “live in” arrangement?
____ In terms of health care, will an aide assist you with bathing, taking medication, companion arrangement, or even around the clock?
____ What are your capabilities and limitations?
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