Welcome to Bringing Parents Home. We are here to help you with the transition of bringing your elderly parents into your home.
A resource for caregivers & families
Home Improvement

Vehicle Safety

When transporting parents you will have to consider a few issues with the vehicle. Does the door open wide and have hand support areas easily accessible? Is the seat height at the right level to make entering and exiting easy and convenient? Is there a lip or edge of the entrance that they have to lift their legs over? Oftentimes once sitting on the seat (facing out of the vehicle) and swinging the legs into the vehicle, you or they may have to lift their legs manually and one at a time to make the transition. Is there available space for transporting the walking aid? Is it easy to fasten and remove the seatbelt? If you have a trailer hitch on your vehicle you can use a hitch basket to hold a wheelchair if space is an issue inside your vehicle.

Joan Shelley, AGPCNP-BC, a Marquette Graduate, ANCC Board Certified in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care, has joined Dr Fitzgerald at Lake Country Private Medical as a health care provider and is currently accepting new patients. Adding to years of Critical Care, Joan has over 23 yrs experience in the Oconomowoc area with home care and hospice patients. She is excited to be able to provide in clinic as well as home visits.