Moving in with family can work well, but it can have a significant impact on everyone’s lifestyle.
If you can afford other options such as a care home, this could be less stressful for everyone.
It’s important to be realistic and make sure you all have the same expectations. It’s important to understand that support is available.
Here are some things to consider when thinking about moving in with your family:
- If your family members are claiming benefits, will these be affected? What about Council Tax?
- Will you pay rent or help towards bills for rent and utilities?
- Will the home need to be adapted? Who will pay for this?
- Do you qualify for support in adapting your home or getting home care support?
- Have you thought about family issues? Do you all get on? What if the couple split up? What happens if the arrangement stops working?
- What sort of care will you need and who will be able to provide this for you?
Your family should want the best for you. But it’s still important to protect yourself by getting independent legal advice. A formal agreement drawn up can help protect you and them.
Find out about getting legal advice on the Solicitors for the Elderly website
It might seem awkward to discuss these things, but it’s better to discuss possible scenarios before you make changes that could be costly and stressful.
Thinking about this in advance might help to reduce stress and help you make affordable choices.