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Will assisted living facilities allow a mother and daughter to live together?

Mom is physically healthy but has early stage of dementia. She and my sister currently live together but my sister has MS which limits what she can physically do as far as cleaning, cooking, shopping, etc.
Status: Open    Feb 05, 2016 - 05:26 AM

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Feb 18, 2016 - 12:07 PM

Hi there. While this isn't a very common scenario, it is possible for a mother and daughter to live together in an assisted living community. And, in my opnion, could be a great solution for your family. Most assisted living communities have a minimum age of 62. Some communities restrict at 55 years of age. If your sister is over 62, you shouldn't have a problem finding a great community. If she is younger, it might take a little more searching, but isn't impossible.


Feb 25, 2016 - 10:22 AM

As a home health nurse, I observed many assisted living and skilled nursing facilities that allowed family members to live together. Frequently it would be a husband and wife, but I have seen mothers and daughters also living together. Your best bet would be to inquire, ahead of time, if the facility had any age restrictions. Most assisted care facilities would favor situations that would promote a positive care situation, where two residents can help each other.
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