Seniors’ Desire to Age in Place Remains Overwhelmingly Popular

Posted Sunday, October 3, 2021

According to a new survey from American Advisors Group, 90% of seniors prefer to age in their own home versus an assisted living facility.  AAG polled over 1,500 participants between the ages of 60 and 75, to determine just home important staying home is for the approximately 70% of seniors who will have severe needs long-term services.

“Aside from wanting to remain in their home, 82% of respondents have no concrete plans to ever sell their home or move away, according to the survey.

For the majority of seniors, the desire to remain in their homes is related to safety concerns and the need to retain independence. Specifically, 83% of respondents stated they feel safer at home compared to elsewhere, and 40% said their independence is the most important benefit of aging in place.”

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