As you get older, it becomes second nature to start caring for your parents. Once your parents reach a certain age, they may find it more difficult to get out and about and complete even the most routine tasks and they may be more susceptible to illness. Although it can be difficult to make a decision which involves encouraging them to leave their family home, it can be beneficial to send your elderly parents to a retirement village to improve their quality of life, increase their safety and help to reduce the risk of accidents, such as slips, trips and falls.
Is it right to send your elderly parents to a retirement village?
Many people struggle to make a decision when it comes to caring for their elderly parents and in some cases, it may be right to send your elderly parents to a retirement village. Retirement villages are specially designed for older people, they have excellent facilities and round-the-clock assistance in the event of an emergency. Rooms and flats are geared towards elderly people who may have problems with mobility and they make it easier to get around the home and carry out tasks such as showering and making meals.
Although it may seem like a difficult decision to send your elderly parents to a retirement village, it may actually be hugely beneficial for both your parents and you. Retirement villages are purpose-built and they offer security, which gives people peace of mind and also the opportunity to meet new people and get involved in social activities – especially advantageous for people who are on their own or those who don’t have a large family or circle of friends. Safety at home can be a real problem for older people and there is a high risk of accidents, such as slips and trips.
Claiming for slips, trips and falls
Slips, trips and falls are the most common type of accident in the home and public place accident. If you’ve suffered slip and trip injuries or you’ve been injured in a public place and you weren’t to blame, call Accident Advice Helpline to find out how to make a public liability claim. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We work on a no win, no fee basis and we have extensive experience in handling personal injury claims.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown