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Sandwich generation feeling the crunch of grandparents and grandchildren under the same roof

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Janice McGovern of Franklin says caring for her parents would have been a challenge in any situation, but having an already full house didn’t help matters.

In part because of the recession, job losses, and foreclosures, the number of US households containing three or more generations in the United States is surging back after decades of decline since World War II. In 2000, there were 3.9 million multigenerational households, according to the US Census Bureau. In 2010, that figure shot up to 5.1 million, roughly a 30 percent increase.

If you find yourself in one of these situations, there are two ways to deal with it: adapt in your current home or find a new one.

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