- According to 2006 U. S. Census data, there are a projected 7,918 people turning 60 each day (the “Baby Boomers”). That amounts to 330 every hour!
- “The most important fact about the boomers is that, when asked where they want to live as they age, a full 90 percent say, ‘In my home.’” (Source: No Place Like Home: AARP’s View on Livable Communities, 9/05).
- The number of Americans over age 65 will double from today’s 35 million to 70 million by 2030. The overwhelming majority says they want to continue living in their own homes indefinitely – even as their circumstances change.
- According to the Center for Aging Services Technologies, there are currently 600 million people over 68 years old on the planet. By year 2025 the number will double to over 1.2 billion and almost double again by year 2050 to over 2 billion people.
- It costs an estimated $4,000 to $6,000 per month ($48,000 to $60,000 per year) or more per person to live in an assisted living facility (even more for a nursing home), with the individual most likely giving up his / her home in the process. Think of how much adaptive remodeling can be done for less than that in order to enable you to age-in-place in your own home, safer and more independent, possibly for many years.