We’re always on the lookout for information that would be useful to our elder law clients. So, when we saw this recent article in U.S. News & World Report that dealt with multi-generational households, we knew we had to share it with you.
While having older parents live with adult children or other relatives is not new, the recession has lead to an increase in multi-generational households. In 2008, there were 6.2 million multi-generational households. In 2010 that number went up to 7.1 million households. So, in other words, lots of people are occupying spare bedrooms.
While sharing space is a great way to reduce expenses and care for loved ones as they get older, it isn’t for everyone or every situation. There are some things to consider before different generations decided to share one roof.