Online Buzz: How to Keep the Peace in a Multigenerational Household

The recent economic recession, which has caused job losses and home foreclosures, and the increasing senior population have fueled an upsurge of three or more generations living under the same roof. Today, an estimated 51.5 million Americans live in multigenerational households.

Both younger and older people benefit from sharing a home—babies to teenagers receive special attention from grandparents, seniors feel less isolated and lonely, and young adults sense more stability as they attend college and start careers. Shared living space can be ideal for closer-knit relationships and dividing home responsibilities, but not without some adjustments and compromise.

The ingredients for making this arrangement work include preparation, communication, flexibility and consistency.

Visit the Right at Home blog to learn more about successfully blending generations in one home, and to find the latest news about family caregiving and home care.

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