“Aging in Place Needs ‘Out of the Box’ Thinking | An Influencer in Aging on better housing for older Americans” – next avenue

out-of-box

by Louis Tenenbaum

“The election is over. Happy or not, we can’t predict what the new administration will do. But two things are certain. First, aging issues won’t disappear. Second, we can’t expect more federal funding or new entitlements. But this could be a good thing if it pushes us to think out of the box, particularly regarding aging in place.

“What Out of the Box Means for Aging in Place

“While low-income older adults desperately need funding and support, 70 percent of older Americans (70 million people) do not qualify for government or not-for-profit programs but, at the same time, cannot afford expensive retirement communities or 24/7 care.”

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HomesRenewed  is a coalition of business, consumer and nonprofit stakeholders driving policy and investment to increase the number of age-friendly homes, supporting Aging in Place.

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