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Should Your Aging Parent Move in With Your Family?

May 3, 2018

From the U.S. News & World Report website

As a parent struggles to live independently, your generous first inclination is to open your home. “Come live with us, Mom,” or “We’ve got plenty of room, Dad,” is an offer many adult children make. It’s a loving gesture to help keep your parent safe and return at least some of the care that you freely received as a child.

More than one in three recipients of unpaid family caregiving live in their family member’s household, according to a 2015 report from the AARP Public Policy Institute. Multigenerational homes work well for many families, but these arrangements aren’t necessarily best for everyone. It takes forethought and a gut check for all parties involved to succeed.

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