SHPP: How did you approach your parents given their hesitations knowing this is best thing for them?
Christina: Well, I felt more of the emotions they were going through. So I started little conversations every time I saw them, like how easier it would be if my father didn’t have to prepare meals morning, noon, and at night. How easier it would be to move around the home if my mother didn’t have to go down steps. I thought that would lead into well, we can’t stay here, we need to move.
Anna: As my sister was prepping my parents on the idea of moving out of the house, I would agree with the idea by saying “See, if we go with the SHPP program, we don’t have to worry about the yard. You can enjoy the yard in the community.”
SHPP: When you realize they were into the idea, what did you do?
Anna: We said we would get a banana split to celebrate!
SHPP: When we spoke with you Christina, you knew it would take time and cost to get the house ready for sale. To do all of the things you and your family needed to do was a lot to handle.
Christina: Yes, everything needed to prepare the house for sale would be overwhelming for everyone. So, using the program would be the best option.
SHPP: It seem like the quality of life at that point for your mom was really important, for her mental and physical health?
Christina: I realize that the routine and mobility was important to assist her in feeling better and comfortable, and it wasn’t happening for her everyday.
Anna: The house was not ADA approved where it would make life easier for her. We knew we needed to get her in a safe place where the aisles are wide enough and there is someone to check on both my mother and father every few hours.
SHPP: Did you get to go back to see the house after the renovation? If so, what did you think of what the program did to the home?
Anna: I don’t think words can explain what the program had done for us and to see the house and to know that it was updated and it would be enjoyed by someone. Everything that was done, was beautiful, immaculate, and more than we can hope for. It was really amazing. I hope everyone can experience or have the opportunity to allow SHPP buy their house, update it, and let someone else enjoy it.
Christina: We were so impressed, we were ready to move back in!