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Moms Prefer to Live with Daughters

A new national survey commissioned by Senior Helpers polled 335 people over age 55 found 68% of mothers say that, as they age, daughters will take better care of them than sons. Add to that the finding that 65% of mothers say their daughters are more likely to want them to join their households and there is no surprise that 70% of mothers with both a son(s) and a daughter(s) would rather move in with a daughter if they are in need of caregiving.

And to all you loyal, responsible sons out there – don’t worry; both parents have faith in you as well:

Despite the optimistic thinking of these older adults, 94% say they would still rather live in their own home rather than join a multigenerational household with sons or daughters or go to a nursing home or assisted living facility.

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