The vast majority of seniors – 92% – said in a recent poll they’d prefer to “age in place” in their current residence, rather than sell up and move to some sort of assisted living facility.
That somewhat unsurprising finding came from the American Advisors Group’s Importance of Home survey published this week.
Among the findings, the poll revealed that 73% of seniors view their their homes as their “most valuable asset”. It’s not something they want to cash in on though, as 82% of respondents said they’d prefer to live in their current home for the remainder of their life, if they’re able to.
One of the factors pushing this desire to age in place is safety, and the reassurance that having their home provides. The poll found that 83% of American seniors generally feel safer in their own homes compared to living somewhere other than their own place. Regarding the coronavirus pandemic, exactly 50% of respondents said…