“Census finds more than 3 million older adults on the move each year,” by Diane Eastabrook, McKnight’s Home Care
“Older adults might not move as often as their younger counterparts, but more than 3 million still relocate each year, according to a report by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Domestic Migration of Older Americans report considered migration patterns between 2013 and 2019 and found about 6% of people 65 and older move annually. That compares to 16.5% for people between the ages of 1 and 54. In the older cohort, people 85 and older moved the most — about 8.4% a year. Women tended to be on the move more than men and most older adults who did move, relocated to another residence in the same county. … Having a disability affected whether someone made a move and how far away it was. Older adults with at least one disability were more likely to move than those who had no disability.”
LTC Comment, Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform:
Disabled, old-old, 85+ folks are on the move mostly from one living arrangement to another nearby. Nursing homes? ALFs? Kids’ homes? Here come the aging boomers right behind. Get ready, senior living.
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