August 01, 2018 Feature

Aging in Place—It’s Not as Easy as It Sounds

Natalie Kean

As we grow older, our needs increase, and the needs of our parents, grandparents, and loved ones change. Yet, even as our needs change, most of us and our loved ones retain the desire to choose where and with whom we live. According to an AARP survey, most older adults say they want to age in place, meaning at home. However, as a growing number of Americans age into poverty and spend more of their Social Security checks on health care, it’s becoming increasingly challenging for seniors to afford the care and services they need to remain safely at home.

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