Aging adults and their families started looking for ways to age in their own homes, instead of moving on to an assisted living facility or a care home.
Two years ago, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) validated the trend in its Home and Community Preferences Survey. Among the findings: close to 80 percent of adults age 50 and older want to remain in their communities and/or homes as they age and have the resources to do so.
Specifically, the report noted that “people spend years making connections and commitments to homes, friendships, community organizations, and local social ties within their community,” and that these “communities become a source of support and engagement for residents, particularly older adults who have an even stronger desire to age in place.”
You’ll get no argument from Dr. Debi Lynes, a noted expert on the topic, whose