If you are a senior citizen or disabled adult who lives alone, shared housing may be the choice for you. Shared housing is an alternative long-term living arrangement in which (2) unrelated individuals choose to share a house, apartment or condo, or mobile home. Each person has a private bedroom, but shares common areas such as the living room, the kitchen, the family room, and laundry room. In a shared housing arrangement, the "house mates" make mutual decisions regarding household chores, kitchen and telephone usage, privacy issues, and guests.
Just a few of the reasons to consider sharing your home include: financial advantages, continued independence, increased security, and last, but not least, companionship.