It is becoming more common to install a stair lift into your home. Most homes have staircases that become challenging to manage as we age. Stairs can also be difficult if one has suffered an injury affecting mobility. Stair lifts offer you a solution to staying in your home, even if you’ve become injured or find age makes climbing difficult. These are some of the reasons people decide to install a stair lift in their home.
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There are a few million multi-generational households in America, according to the AARP. The combination of rising housing costs, a stagnant economy and an aging population have led to more and more homes where parents, children and grandparents live under one roof.
Having an aging parent move in with you comes with rewards. You can share costs, forge closer bonds and have someone to help with some level of child care.
At the same time, a multi-generation household can cause stresses for both you and your parents. You want them to feel like part of the family while also preserving your core family’s unity. And if they’re staying with you for health reasons, you may end up caring for them while also trying to raise children.
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