Friday, June 19, 2009

Where To Live As We Age

Residential eldercare is a big business today. As the population ages, more an more seniors are looking for a place to live that defies the traditional preconceptions of senior living. Places that don't smell like a nursing homes with a disinfectant odor, quiet rooms without beeping machines and clattering carts, and smaller communities that provide a more private personalized experience, win the hearts and wallets of this new breed of homeowner.

These new communities seek to be as much like home as possible, rather than an institution. Residents are called "elders," not "patients." Unlike in most nursing homes, residents can have pets, and instead of mandated mealtimes, they can choose when to eat.

Read more about this in an article from Parade Magazine about aging and how conceptions of where to live are changing.

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