3 Tips to Encourage a Loved One to Downsize their Home: Senior Care Considerations in Redding, CT

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3 Tips to Encourage a Loved One to Downsize their Home: Senior Care Considerations in Redding, CT



Senior Care in Redding, CTSenior care is not always just about providing support for the elderly individual in their home, or in an assisted living community, or in your own home. It’s not just about making sure that the elderly individual is safe within their home, or that they have the right foods to eat, or that they get the proper level of exercise.

Sometimes it’s about planning ahead and taking the time to consider the best things for them. That can include their living space. For the elderly individual who begins to have trouble tending to their own personal care needs, it will become more challenging for them to care for a larger home.

For example, the elderly individual may have lived in their current house for 20, 30, or 40 years, or even longer, and it may be a three bedroom house on two floors with a full, finished basement, and it could be over 2,000 square feet of living space. That is a lot of area to cover to keep clean on a regular basis. Cleaning could include vacuuming every week, cleaning the windows, making sure that the furniture is dusted regularly, and more. All that on top of doing laundry, cooking and cleaning up after every meal, and other things that need to be done.

Add to that the need for maintenance on the house. So when you are sure that it would be in your elderly loved one’s best interest to downsize their home, move into a smaller place, you will likely be met with some resistance (or a lot of it).

Here are three tips that can help you encourage or convince your elderly loved one that it’s time to downsize his or her home.

1. Talk about the cost of upkeep. The larger that a home is, the more it’s going to cost to maintain. This can become more of a problem for the homeowner, especially if he or she is on a fixed income.

2. Discuss the benefits of a smaller home. While your elderly loved one will likely focus on what she’d be giving up, you should focus on talking about the benefits that she would gain by moving into a smaller home.

3. Mention how it will be easier for her to get around in a smaller home. Making your way around a large house, getting up and down stairs, can take a toll on the elderly. Bring this up with your elderly loved one and she might see that a smaller home would be easier for her to navigate.

When you believe that your elderly loved one would do best moving into a smaller home, talk to him or her about it. It’s on more aspect to senior care that can make a world of difference.

If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Milford, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, CT at (203) 312-7920.

Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury
Jim Crossett, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Danbury

Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend our warmest welcome to you and your family as you search for the best home care services for your loved one in need.


I am Jim Crossett, president of SYNERGY HomeCare of Danbury, Connecticut. From our conveniently located office, we serve the residents of Fairfield County including the areas of Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, New Milford and Southbury.


As you begin your selection process for the perfect living assistance for you senior family member, you are joining the ranks of many concerned children searching for non-medical in-home help. The Danbury area is home to many senior citizens and their families who are looking for a method of care that allows them to stay in the comfort of their residence. Your elderly loved one means a great deal to you and you will not be satisfied with anything but the best for them. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we go beyond your expectations and exceed the high standards you have set for their proper care.

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