Harvard University researchers released the results of a study performed on housing in the United States. The researchers found that the number of households headed by Americans who are at least 70 years old will jump by 8.3 million from 2014 to 2025 – a 42 percent increase. Most of those seniors will choose to stay in their homes.
“The Harvard researchers note that a majority of those households will be aging in place, not downsizing or moving to retirement communities. That will have implications for an array of support services people will need as they age,” wrote Mark Miller, a Reuters’ journalist who reported on the study.
Researchers also note the increase of aging homeowners coincides with a decrease in government funding for programs that assist the elderly. National Church Residences, however, is positioned to address the needs of seniors who want to age in place in ways that are cost effective for them and their community.
Our Home & Community Services is a Medicare- and Medicaid-certified home health care agency serving Ohio seniors, and offering affordable alternatives to institutional skilled nursing and assisted living care, with the objective of keeping seniors active and independent in their own homes, at a fraction of the cost. We provide multiple options for individual needs, so you decide on the approach that’s best for you.
Our services include: 24-hour response; round-the-clock care; skilled nursing; assisted living; homemaking service; service coordination; personal care (bathing, grooming, dressing, medication reminders); Hospice; physical, speech, occupational and rehabilitative therapies; private duty; and adult day services (in Franklin and Delaware counties).
For more information about National Church Residences, visit http://www.nationalchurchresidences.org/services/home-and-community-services. To view the Reuters article about the study, visit http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/07/10/us-column-miller-housing-idUSKBN0FF1PV20140710.