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When Mom & Dad want to Age in Place and how to help them

When mom and dad want to age in place, it can be a very difficult adjustment for them and for their adult children. As an adult, it's one thing to watch your parents age and grow old, but another entirely to be responsible for their care. Managing an aging parent's living situation is stressful and you may not have time because of your job or your busy life schedule.


VHS Property Management understands, and we've developed a senior home maintenance program to support seniors who prefer to age at home and need assistance with regular home maintenance.


Benefits of Aging at home

There are numerous reasons why aging seniors wish to age in place and there are many benefits come with your loved ones aging at home:

  • Privacy – Their lifestyle feels like their own

  • Affordable – Generally costs less than assisted living

  • Flexibility – Family, friends, and grandchildren can visit whenever they want

  • Companionship - Pets can stay at home with seniors.

  • Independence – More independent, which helps reduce stress and anxiety about being alone.

  • Health – Less exposure to contagious illness and outbreaks

Seniors who choose to age at home are still often active but simply can't do some of the heavier lifting around the house. Around the house maintenance poses the greatest risks to older adults.


Home Maintenance For Seniors

The task of maintaining a home becomes more challenging as we age. As seniors age, they may become less and less comfortable doing tasks around the house, mainly due to the risk of major injury. And sometimes, you may be unable to help them because of your busy life. It can be hard to drop everything and run over to your parent's house to mow the lawn or help clean or take care of a home maintenance issue--and impossible if you don't live nearby.

This can lead to serious home maintenance issues--and is a hazard because your parents may decide to try and tackle the task themselves. For this reason, VHS Management has developed a service program to help support Senior Citizens living at home.

VHS Property Management works closely with you and your family to provide the oversight, reliability and transparency you need to help make sure your home and family are taken care of. We provide contractors, inspections, 24/7 emergency call service, and much more to ensure your loved one's home is in good hands.

We help coordinate and manage a wide range of home maintenance services, including but not limited to:

  • Grass cutting

  • General home maintenance

  • Year-round property maintenance

  • Residential and commercial snow plowing

  • Kitchen and bathroom cleaning

At VHS, we understand your situation is unique and so is our management program. Let us customize a program to fit your needs today.


How The Process Works

Our Senior Management Program onboarding process:

  • Setup general account.

  • Fill out our Property Information Form and let us know how your property works.

  • Make an initial visual inspection to determine which repairs/maintenance are needed.

  • Set up any recurring services you need.

When you or your loved ones need a little help to remain independent at home, we at VHS Property Management are dedicated to helping you achieve that goal with respect and dignity.

Aging at home IS possible, so let us help you and your loved ones stay independent.


Get in touch with us today! Call 540.825.8100 or email us at info@vhsmanagement.com to learn more about our property management services. For more updates and information from VHS Property Management follow our blog and find us on Facebook @vhsmanagement.

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