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Should Your Elderly Loved One Move in With You?

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Decades ago, it was fairly common to have grandparents living with family and it often worked well. It did for my family. My parents built a new house that could accommodate all the different generations and afforded some privacy for all. Grandma moved in, and the arrangement worked. My mom did not work outside the home, so there was nearly always someone home with Grandma. I was also a born caregiver and gladly did what I could to help with both my toddler sister and my grandmother. These days, having an aging loved one move in is still an option for some families, but it has become more complicated. Multigenerational living...

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