Re: Guest Rooms for Caregivers
From: Beth Baker (
Date: Fri, 8 Aug 2014 11:05:12 -0700 (PDT)
Thank you so much--this is just the kind of example I was looking for.


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On Aug 8, 2014, at 1:59 PM, Kay Wilson Fisk wrote:

> We decided not to build any guest rooms, but we have two families
> who are happy to have community guests stay in their personal
> guest rooms as long as it fits into their schedules. 
> We have one elderly resident who has a three bedroom apartment.
> Until recently she had a caregiver who stayed in one of her
> upstairs bedrooms. After a recent downturn in her health, the
> caregiver moved out, and she has hospice caregivers that come to
> her home. It seems to be an ideal situation. She is very happy to
> be in her own home, and seems to be doing very well.
> Kay
> Meadow Wood Cohousing
> -----Original Message-----
>> As a writer with a new book on alternative ways to age in
> community (including cohousing), I get many questions at my book
> talks about what happens if people need more support and help as
> they grow old.  Do they just have to move all over again?  I'd
> love to hear from any community that is using their guest rooms
> for caregivers and how that's working.  
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