Multigenerational Households On the Rise, But Not First Pick for Seniors

Although recent studies have shown that the number of multigenerational households in the U.S. is rising, the living situation is not a preferred one by the older generation, a new report says. 

More than two thirds of respondents to a June 2012 Gallup poll feel otherwise. 

Less than one third (31%) of those surveyed for a June 2012 Gallup & Robinson research project on aging and quality of life said they would live with a younger family member when they could no longer live on their own. 

By contrast, more than half (51%) expressed willingness to have an older parent move in with them when they could no longer live on their own.

In reality, as of 2010 about 17% of the population was living in multigenerational households, according to Pew Research Studies, and some senior housing builders are considering this trend in new development. 

Check out Gallup & Robinson, Inc.’s Aging and Quality of Life Research. 

Written by Alyssa Gerace

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