Many of us have lived in our homes for years. If you have a larger house than you need, but you would prefer to stay, one increasingly popular option to consider is sharing your home.
Whether that means sharing your home with another older adult, renting out some of your space or having family members move in, the choice is yours to make. By sharing your home, you may be able to split the expenses, or even build companionship. There are additional benefits if you share your home with someone who can take care of maintenance, like cleaning, yard work and other household chores.
Whatever you decide, it is important to be careful in opening your home to a stranger.
Seriously considering homeshare? AARP published a story about a group of women who made it work, like a real-life “Golden Girls” situation.
There is also a website called Senior Homeshares that is dedicated to matching older adults and helping them find homesharing companionship.
The decision to open your home is a personal one. Neither Compass Rose nor Engaged Health Group is advocating for this option. We want to be able to provide information on all of your housing options.