Multi-generational Living Articles -

Multi-generational Living Articles

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.

Consider the specific needs of your loved one and yourself when selecting an adult day care center for respite.

Since Charlie'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.

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.

Groups of healthy college students are living alongside older adults in nursing homes and other long term care facilities. The unusual arrangement offers benefits to both young and old.

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.

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.

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.

It might not be a good idea for a senior to live on their own as they age. A better solution may be to move in with an adult child who owns their own home and purchase a "life estate" in their house.

Busy adult caregivers may unintentionally place caregiving responsibilities on the shoulders of children who are unprepared to handle them.

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?

A caregiver shares the adjustments and renovations she made to prepare her home for her elderly father-in-law to move in.

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.

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?

Seniors do many different daily activities at an Adult Day Care Center. Each Adult Day Care center is different, so, to get a better idea of what goes on after a senior is dropped off at the door, AgingCare visited the Hope center in Ft. Myers.

Common criticisms of adult day care stem from misdirected comparisons to babysitting and institutional care. However, most modern centers are working to dispel these myths by refining their services and encouraging seniors’ independence.

As Alzheimer's disease progresses, your loved one may need more care than you can provide. Your options range from home health care and adult day care, to assisted living and nursing homes with specialized Alzheimer's care units.

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.

Many adult day care centers will let elderly people, including those with dementia, stay overnight for a week while you go on vacation.

Some adult day care centers accept patients with mobility problems, such as hip replacements.