- According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of adults aged 65 and older is projected to reach 73 million by 2030.
- The AARP reports that about 90% of seniors want to stay in their own homes as they age, also known as “aging in place.”
- However, a study by the National Institute on Aging found that older adults who live alone and feel lonely have a 45% increased risk of mortality.
- According to the National Center for Assisted Living, there are over 28,000 assisted living communities in the United States, serving approximately 1 million seniors.
- A survey conducted by the Assisted Living Federation of America found that 90% of assisted living residents reported being satisfied with their quality of life, and 87% felt that their care needs were being met.
- According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, seniors who live in assisted living communities have lower rates of depression and anxiety, and are less likely to experience falls or hospitalizations, compared to those who live at home.
These statistics show the growing need for senior living options, the desire for seniors to age in place, the importance of socialization and the benefits of assisted living communities.