‘I Have No Control Over My Life’: Continuing Care Homes Can Be Double-Edged Sword For Vulnerable Seniors
While the facilities can offer aging Americans peace of mind as they navigate the challenges of medical care and the need for help, but some residents say the contracts that come with the places and the lack of freedom make them feel helpless.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
Continuing Care Homes Offer Peace Of Mind, But Some Loss Of Agency, For Those Who Choose Them
The need for senior housing has been growing steadily as the baby-boom generation ages. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people 75 and over was 6.1 percent of the nation’s population in 2012. By 2040, 11.7 percent of the population is expected to be 75 or older, some 45 million people. The statistics underscore the escalating demand for housing for the nation’s eldest residents. In addition to thousands of stand-alone assisted-living homes and skilled-nursing facilities, the state of California licenses about 80 continuing care retirement communities like Vi at La Jolla Village. (McDonald, 10/9)