Earlier this year, the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging asked adults 50–80 about their perspectives on aging in place, their homes, and available social supports. The majority of adults 50–80 (88%) said it is important to remain in their homes for as long as possible. However, many are not prepared to age in place.
While about four in five older adults think their homes either definitely or probably have the features for them to be able to age in place, many reported their homes did not have common accessibility features, and nearly half reported they had given very little, if any, consideration to what home modifications would be needed.
Read the full report here.