Let’s talk about some documented benefits of adopting a companion housing lifestyle. After all, what is the point of doing something if it doesn’t provide much value? Some benefits are felt from an individual level, while others are easier to measure from a regional or national level. Some are felt immediately, while others are long-term benefits.
The categories we will cover include financial, social, health, and environmental. The intent is to understand the intricate relationship between these to understand the potential widespread impact some simple changes to your lifestyle can make.
Let’s start by looking at some self-reported benefits. From interviewing hundreds of older adults sharing their homes, the top reported benefits are outlined below. You may find it interesting that these top benefits are also some of the top fears people have about sharing a home.
How important are each of these documented benefits to you?
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