When you were growing up, your parents were the ones that kept you safe from harm. As they get older though, it could end up that the roles are reversed. Many have chosen to take care of their aging parents in their own home, some because of wanting to have more time together with their parents, and others because of the distrust of any options for senior care. Having aging parents living in your home can prove to be quite a challenge, and it is important that you are prepared for it.
Safety is very important, and especially so if your parents are suffering from Alzheimer’s or dementia, impairing their cognitive functions.
There are some areas to give special attention. Your kitchen has many appliances that could be dangerous if they were used by someone that doesn’t know how they work, bathrooms can be a slipping hazard, and stairs could be dangerous in case of a fall. If necessary, you might want to limit access to these areas from parents that are suffering from cognitive impairment.