Multigenerational households provide outstanding benefits during COVID-19 & beyond

(BPT) - Eighty-two percent of multigenerational families say that living together has increased their bonds among family members, according to a study published by Generations United. As COVID-19 has led to increased hardships throughout the United States, many families have taken the opportunity to use this time to live together and create lasting memories they couldn’t before.

Multigenerational households are like beehives; everyone has their own unique purpose in the living environment and contributes to the success of the hive. Unfortunately, society views older family members as a hindrance; however, living together under one roof shows us that our loved ones provide much more than just hugs and kisses, they provide lifelong lessons and experiences we wouldn’t get to appreciate and understand with just a yearly visit or update from a nurse's aide.