The options for living arrangements for aging parents has widened quite a bit in recent years. No longer are our parents' only option an assisted living home - with the increase in people being more connected to the home, there is a trend toward inviting older parents to move in with their children.
I recently sold a home in Fayetteville, NY, where the homeowners added an addition to their split level home for this purpose. The addition included open kitchen/living area featuring a cathedral ceiling and walk out to a private patio. The bedroom and bathroom (plus laundry area!) was incorporated from the original home. Grandma was able to live with her son and family and enjoy her own space, and dollars were saved by not having to pay for a more expensive care facility! As a bonus, the home was sold fairly quickly with this added feature! As a Senior Real Estate Specialist, I am happy to advise you on the best move for your growing and changing family.