Everyone worries about their parents as they get older; their well being and mortality are constantly an issue. As the adult child, there is a sense of responsibility to help care for their parents, but also the reality that there may not be enough time or resources.
Taking care of a parent’s health might put the children in a position to admit them to a nursing home, but that won’t take care of all of the parent’s needs. Many elderly people have their own homes that require a certain level of maintenance, including the care of the yard. For those adult children who are interested in taking care of their parent, but don’t have the time or the energy to take care of the estate, property management can help provide relief.
The key to good property management, especially a well-known one like Portland Property Management, is that they keep things in working order without ever disturbing the parent. The last thing a parent needs to do is worry about the state of the lawn while they are sick, or worse, bedridden and unable to make decisions. Problems with the water heater or the roof will only cause more stress on a parent. A property management company will not only keep the property in tiptop shape, they can schedule routine maintenance, handle an outbreak of mold, or prepare the home for reselling if necessary.
For a child of an ailing parent this provides a great deal of peace of mind. Of course, this won’t relieve all the stress that they feel, so they will need to share responsibilities and feelings with siblings or a friend. They might want to look into counseling just to cope with their own stress and grief. And, it is important to spend with their children.
A property management company won’t relieve all the stress associated with an elderly parent who has fallen ill, but they can help in many ways.