“Will We Really Be Able to Age in Place?” – next avenue

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“New models of support for aging Americans show promise”

“How will we access and pay for the support and services we’ll need as we grow older? There is a growing sense of urgency around that question, as more of us are determined to remain as independent as possible throughout our lives.

“Many states are shifting away from requiring people who need long-term care to be in a nursing home in order to receive Medicaid. In Ohio, for example, nine out of 10 older people on Medicaid received long-term services in a nursing home in 1993; today, half that population receives such care at home, according to a study by the Scripps Gerontology Center at Miami University.”

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Know about the National Aging in Place Council? Click here to find out more.

“The National Aging in Place Council® is a senior support network. We work together to solve your problems. NAIPC® was founded on the belief that an overwhelming majority of older Americans want to remain in their homes for as long as possible, but lack awareness of home and community-based services that make independent living possible.

“Most Americans do not make a plan to age in place, although you should start thinking about one before you plan to retire. Creating a plan can prevent unexpected events from turning into crises that compromise one’s ability to live independently.

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