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Multiple Generations Under One Roof
I consider myself extremely lucky to share a home with my husband, my son, and my mom. She has been an amazing help as I journey through this thing called motherhood. It’s awesome to have an extra pair of hands ready to step in and offer extra help when we need it. And with baby #2 on the way, I think we will definitely be needing her!
Living with my mom means we also have issues to think about as she gets older. Although I am pretty sure that we have plenty of time before we have to even think about long-term care and my mom, it doesn’t hurt to start learning as early as possible. She likes to be part of the planning process for anything and I don’t blame her!
Recently, I was reading an article on what it can cost to care for parents as they age or face health issues. It’s really something to consider as soon as possible. I’ve seen my dad struggle with caring for his own aging parents so it’s definitely a conversation we’ve started around here.
Genworth Financial also provides a resource for planning for long-term care that is helping us get educated.
So for us it’s about getting educated and having an open discussion about what my mom wants should a situation come up. I don’t want any of us to be unprepared or stuck in the middle of being parents while caring for our parents can be a huge challenge. I’ve watched my dad do it and definitely want to try to be as prepared as possible!