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Home Your Own Way Executive Summary

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Aging in place (living at home for as long as possible as you age) has been understood by many as staying in the original house where you’ve spent most of your life. But that is changing. Today, older adults have many options when it comes to choosing what "home" looks like as they age.

Recent research from Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care® network, shows that 94 percent of senior homeowners wish to live in their own home as they age. And most seniors believe that is possible, with 86 percent reporting they will most likely be able to live in their current or new home as they age.

As seniors age, though, "home" may look different depending on the situation – from staying in the current house or moving to a new community. Home Instead, Inc. sought to better understand how seniors are making plans and decisions about their forever homes, and where there may be gaps in planning.

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Last revised: February 26, 2019

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