Multi-generational Living Articles
This Is What Happened When My Parents Moved In
Eleven years have passed since my parents first moved in with me. What I didn’t anticipate was that opening up my home to my parents would, in a sense, shut the door to my own refuge.73 Comments
Should Your Elderly Loved One Move in with You?
Moving an aging parent in with you can be complicated. A realistic approach toward multi-generational living will help you determine how living with an elder will affect the entire family dynamic.9 Comments
Caregiving Decisions Can Be Heartbreaking
Since my husband's hospitalization, the amount of care he requires has become overwhelming. Providing home care myself is no longer a viable option, and deciding what path to pursue next was one of the hardest decisions I've ever had to make.6 Comments
5 Common Myths About Adult Day Care Centers
Common criticisms of adult day care stem from misdirected comparisons to babysitting and institutional care. Most modern senior centers are working to dispel these myths by refining their services and encouraging seniors’ independence.13 Comments
How to Choose an Adult Day Care Center
This checklist will help guide caregivers in choosing the best adult day care center that will meet their needs, as well as those of their elderly parent.2 Comments
Mixed Feelings in Children who Contribute to Caregiving
Family caregivers have to deal with a variety of different emotions. Both child and adult caregivers may move between positive and painful emotions as they progress along their caregiving journey.1 Comment
Multigenerational Living: The Ins and Outs of In-law Suites
An in-law suite can provide safety and support for older family members while preserving everyone's privacy. A multigenerational household may seem convenient, but there are many factors to consider before moving to a larger home or building an addition.3 Comments
The Voices of the Sandwich Generation are Many and Varied
If a child has a therapy appointment and gram has a doctor appointment, which is more important? This is just one of the countless impossible questions faced by sandwich generation caregivers.8 Comments
Caregiving in a Multi-Generational Household
Busy adult caregivers may unintentionally place caregiving responsibilities on the shoulders of children who are unprepared to handle them.0 Comments
Mom or Dad: Who Would You Rather Live With?
A recent survey sheds light on which parent adult children would choose to live with, and why. 76% preferred one parent over the other--who was it?0 Comments
Empty Nester No More: Boomers Brace for Parental Tenants
The number of multi-generational households is likely to double over the next few years, according to a recent report. Adult children often struggle when deciding whether their elderly parent(s) should move in with them.2 Comments
Do Parents Really Want to Live with Their Adult Children?
Many families move elderly parents in with them, instead of paying for a senior living facility. Do parents want to live with their adult children?41 Comments
Should I stay with my parent on their first day at adult day care?
Staying with your mom for a while the first time you drop her off at adult day care is a good idea and might help ease the transition.2 Comments
Where can a person with dementia stay temporarily so the caregiver can take a vacation?
Many adult day care centers will let elderly people, including those with dementia, stay overnight for a week while you go on vacation.1 Comment
Caring for A Senior With Alzheimer's At Home
When caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease, each day brings unique challenges, changing abilities and new patterns of behavior. Incorporate these tips and strategies into your daily routine to facilitate caring for your loved one at home.8 Comments
Caring for mom with a full time job: Is adult day care a good idea?
My elderly mother lives with me. I work full-time and am not home during the day, but I don't think she's safe when she stays alone. Should we look into adult day care?8 Comments
Living with Elderly Parents: Do You Regret the Decision?
Regardless of who moves in with whom, the decision to cohabitate with aging parents is a serious one that affects all relationships within a family, careers, finances, and the physical and mental health of everyone involved.358 Comments
Adapting Your Home When an Elderly Parent is Moving In
Have a live-in elderly mother or father? Here are some tips for adapting your home to accommodate a live-in elderly parent.5 Comments
Aging in Place: The Blizzard and Me
Patient perspective on living with Parkinson's: The white out of the storm offered a rare moment of quiet clarity. I used this opportunity to reflect on and fully appreciate where I am these days.3 Comments
3 Types of Adult Day Care
Adult day care centers give caregivers a break from around-the-clock care and provide peace of mind that their loved one is in good hands. There are varying levels of adult day care that cater to seniors’ specific needs.1 Comment