Most caregivers are unpaid. They typically assist adult family members or friends who have a health problem or disability. Most are caring for a spouse or parent. About 85% of …Continue Reading
Category: Housing & Care
Helping Parents Decide: Home Caregivers or Assisted-Living?
As parents grow older, their adult children may be called upon to help them make decisions about their future. Those decisions can be complicated with a parent suffers from a …Continue Reading
Helping Parents Decide: Age at Home or Move to a Retirement Community?
Parents who reach their retirement years often ask their children for advice about the future. Should they remain in the family home or downsize? If they downsize, should they buy …Continue Reading
Will There Be a Senior Housing Shortage? Looking Into the Future
During the worst of the COVID-19 outbreak in 2020, seniors dramatically slowed the rate at which they moved into senior housing facilities. Occupancy has not returned to pre-pandemic levels, but …Continue Reading
Best States for Retirement in 2023
Retirees have many options when they decide whether and where to relocate. Some decide to remain in their family home. Some cash in their home equity by downsizing while remaining …Continue Reading
What Do Purchasers in a Retirement Community Actually Own?
Retirement communities (sometimes known as retirement villages) are designed with older residents in mind. The occupancy of housing units is restricted to older adults. A minimum age of 50 or …Continue Reading
10 Types of Housing Options for an Aging Parent
When kids move out of the home, parents may decide that the time has come to downsize. As parents age, they may find it difficult to maintain a house. After …Continue Reading
8 Tips for Choosing an Assisted-Living Facility
When aging parents need help with their daily activities, their lives become more challenging. Hiring caretakers to help them stay in their homes may be the best option for some …Continue Reading
Age Diverse Housing May Be a New Trend in Larger Cities
Traditional retirement communities were conceived as places where older people would enjoy the companionship of neighbors who are part of their generation. Some seniors who live in those communities see …Continue Reading
5 Things States Can Do to Help Older Residents
Most older Americans receive Social Security and participate in Medicare. Those programs help people meet their financial needs while assuring that they receive affordable healthcare. Yet those programs, combined with …Continue Reading