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Old 01-31-2018, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Lakewood OH
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My living space is barely big enough for me and the cat. I have lived by myself for so long I wouldn’t want to share if I had the room anyway. A neighbor and I check up on each other nearly every day. It’s a good idea for those who can make it work but it’s not for everyone.
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Old 01-31-2018, 02:52 PM
 
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No. No.

My biggest worry is having to share a room with someone in the nursing home. Maybe, if that ever happens, I’ll be demented (more demented) and the only one who will care will be the roommate. I know that’s selfish, but I really like living alone.
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Old 01-31-2018, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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No. No.

My biggest worry is having to share a room with someone in the nursing home. Maybe, if that ever happens, Iíll be demented (more demented) and the only one who will care will be the roommate. I know thatís selfish, but I really like living alone.
Same here. I just hope I can afford my own little studio if I ever go into assisted living. I don't share a space very well at all. And NEVER a bathroom!
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:36 PM
 
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I would rather live in a studio apt. by myself than have roommates in a larger house. I just value my privacy too much. I feel safe as long as I have a phone nearby.

The separate apts., guest houses, and casitas sound like a good compromise.
That is understandable but you really should have someone around for safety's sake. If you passed out due to heart attack, someone might not find you for days.
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Old 01-31-2018, 05:39 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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I spend plenty of time examining failures of communities, so learn a bit more every day.

couple more examples for those who might be interested; (larger senior cooperative facilities)
7500 York – Excellence in Senior Cooperative Housing
https://becketwood.com/

I also examined this village in TN +/-
Uplands Village
These are just senior communities. They are not house-sharing situations.
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Old 01-31-2018, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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My mother in law and father in law have a younger man who lives in a home on their property and keeps it up for them (they have sixteen acres in Asheville, NC) so my FIL doesn't have to mow.

He gets a great break on his rent.
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Old 01-31-2018, 07:28 PM
 
Location: next up where ever I go
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My mother in law and father in law have a younger man who lives in a home on their property and keeps it up for them (they have sixteen acres in Asheville, NC) so my FIL doesn't have to mow.

He gets a great break on his rent.
If I can be assured that the roommate will not eat my food, wear my clothes, not dump said clothes into my washing hamper, take on half of the cleaning, pick up after their animal whether it be human or not,not be ill hungover or just a pain in the buttcuss ALOT, and where I am the primary care giver, and does not sit in the major open living area for days on end with reruns of the Days of Our Lives forever....I will consider it.

That being said, a very small studio I would rather have. It may come to that but JEEZ been there done that with roommates, husbands, family, etc.

Nope. Yes....let me just end it now.

As in the last boyfriend said to me as he was crawling into my second bedroom bed, curling up into the down comforter, as I was cleaning the dining table and the last of the gourmet meal (with china) from the table....

He stated : I am emotionally and physically EXHAUSTED...can you not let me be! You just can't understand NO!

Needless to say he has gone on to find a place where they always tell him yes, I wish him fond regards and lots of McDonalds Happy Meals.

Gotta love em.
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Old 01-31-2018, 08:16 PM
 
Location: Location: Happy Place
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I can only imagine how horrible this would be. I just could not do this. I'd move into a van and live there if I couldn't afford my mortgage.
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Old 01-31-2018, 09:31 PM
 
Location: MIAMI FLORIDA
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Same here. I just hope I can afford my own little studio if I ever go into assisted living. I don't share a space very well at all. And NEVER a bathroom!
One whiff of my caulliflower-induced flatulence will guarantee that i will never have to share living space with anybody...unless they are REALLY in Gods's waiting room ready to be next to meet him.
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Old 01-31-2018, 09:51 PM
 
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The problem with having a roommate is ending the relationship when necessary. Imagine spending weeks trying to evict someone who is currently living with you.
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