Follow
Share

My parents, ages 86 and 88, live in their own home in a small desert town. They need some repairs to the home, i.e kitchen sink, but they are resisitant to having someone come into their home to do the work. There is a Senior Services Agency in the town (the only one), might the agency be able to refer a handyman that they are familiar with to do basic maintenance chores? I am willing to pay for the work (I live in another state 4 1/2 hours away and go once a month to check on them and take them to medical appointments.
Thanks for any insight!

This discussion has been closed for comment. Start a New Discussion.
Are they resistant because they're afraid of strangers in their house? If so, you may have to be there the first time someone comes and does work for them. I know it's really a hardship for you since you live so far away, but unless you can find someone that they know, or feel comfortable with, you're stuck. If they attend a church, you might put the word out to the pastor that your folks are in need of a handyman type person, maybe one of the congregation needs work.
(0)
Report