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Older adults

Older Adults Are Having Second Thoughts About Where to Live

Some older adults who planned to move to senior housing are now choosing to live independently rather than communally. Others wonder whether transferring to a setting where they can get more assistance might be the right call.

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Davetta Brooks lives in a building for low-income seniors on Chicago’s Near West Side. Residents are not wearing masks or gloves to guard against the coronavirus, she said: “They’re touching everything on the elevator, in the laundry room. And anybody and everybody’s relatives and friends are coming in and out with no scrutiny.” (Nolis Anderson for KHN)

Seniors In Low-Income Housing Live In Fear Of COVID Infection

Davetta Brooks, 75, who has heart failure, a fractured hip and macular degeneration, is afraid.

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The Walker family ― (standing from left) Michael "Amir" Nimrod, Andre'a Walker-Nimrod, Wilma Walker, Howard Walker, (seated) matriarch Evelyn Whitfield and Maleeya Nimrod ― pose for a portrait at the Walker residence on March 21, 2020, in Florissant, Missouri. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas for KHN)

Multigenerational Homes: ‘Staying Away From Grandma’ Isn’t An Option

The multigenerational Walker family never thought having an age range of 3 to 96 under the same roof would be risky.

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Assisted Living Demand Is Up As Baby Boomers Age

The reason that assisted living is an attractive option is because you often have meals provided, along with things like activities, programs and common areas, and you don’t have to be responsible for cleaning and provisions.

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Chris and Dennis Cavner of Austin, Texas, stand in the sunken living area of the 1974 single-story home they bought in February. In the remodel, the Cavners are raising and leveling the floor for easier aging in place without steps. (Sharon Jayson for Kaiser Health News)

Age-Proofing A Home Won’t Come Cheap

Dennis and Chris Cavner, in their early 70s, are preparing to move less than two blocks away into a 2,720-square-foot, ranch-style house they bought this year.

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A senior woman walking down a corridor with the assistance of a walker. view from rear

In 10 Years, Half Of Middle-Income Elders Won’t Be Able To Afford Housing, Medical Care

Projections put the average annual assisted living and medical expenses cost in 10 years at $62,000, meaning that a majority of the middle-income seniors then will not be able to afford an assisted living facility.

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