Embracing the Future – and the Past

Current housing trends have created a unique niche of embracing the future – and the past.

A nationwide cultural shift of extended families living together in multigenerational homes has been growing since 1990 according to Sharon Braham Niederhaus, author of “Together Again”.

Extended families reuniting are beneficial for all involved, especially when help is needed for child or eldercare. Some of the potential benefits include:

  • Communal Eating (3 square meals and shared costs)
  • Avoiding isolation in old age
  • Improving finances

A Pew Research analysis of Census Bureau shows that the share of Americans living in multigenerational family households is the highest it has been since the 1950’s, having increased significantly in the past five years.  -Kim Parker, Pew research Center, 2012.

The Pro’s:

Multigenerational households are at the forefront of our American society now more than ever. Although there may be some challenges, the benefits of multigenerational households can be enriching as both young and old can share experiences and draw from each other.

The following link shares information on how intergenerational care benefits both young children and adults with Alzheimer’s or Dementia:


The Con’s:

Acting as multigenerational caregivers, today’s generation is prone to high levels of stress. They can’t find enough time in the day to accomplish the multitude of responsibilities they’re facing – or afford them. Driving to and from doctor’s appointments and soccer practice, grocery shopping, feeding two or more separate families, and giving everyone enough love and affection can be draining.

Approximately 80% of today’s in-home care is provided by unpaid caregivers, namely family and friends. While loved ones respectfully step up to care for America’s elderly, it can place an unknown burden on everyone. Lean on the Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Home Health Aides (HHAs) referred by Granny NANNIES, a licensed nurse registry dedicated to ensuring patients and their loved ones receive the home care and support they need.

Granny NANNIES works exclusively with verified caregivers, who display the medical knowledge, kindness, and compassion needed to care for others who require long-term care for diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s or short-term, temporary respite relief.

Granny NANNIES has been providing specialized home care services for the elderly since 1990. Our services can be personalized to meet any home care requirements and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Located in 35 cities across 10 states, you and your loved one will be treated with the highest level of respect and dignity. For quality, trustworthy, reliable and affordable senior care, call 800-316-2669.