04/02/2012 04:48 pm ET

Aging Boomers Seek Roommates

Joëlle remembers the exact moment when she first had the idea: “I was out in the sun at my friend Marie’s when the telephone rang. My 80-year-old father had just fallen at home.” It was mid-July 2008 and Joëlle would have to manage her father’s hospitalization from 800 kilometers away -- and the doctors were quick to suggest placing him in a nursing home.

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