Dec 30, 2015 - 07:20 PM
I have worked with many family members that have experienced this same thing! One thing to consider is that sometimes when family wants their parents to move, they feel like their independence is being taken away. Even though you may see it as practical, making them "clean out" the house is a huge transition for people and may make them feel like they are being forced to do something when they are not ready.
If you feel they cannot physically take care of the house and even though you are open to helping out, it might be a better angle to offer to pay for or see what services they qualify for such as a housekeeper, pruning the bushes/tree or snow removal, etc. That way, they won't feel like you are "wasting your time" and these tasks are getting done.
I feel that if they want to stay in their own home and pay the bills, why not! As long as they are safe and you can help them be as independent as possible, it can be a win-win situation.
Best of luck!