A growing trend is ‘aging in place’ whereby seniors are opting to stay in their own home rather than move into an assisted living facility. The CDC defines aging in place as, “The ability to live in one’s own home and community safely, independently, and comfortably, regardless of age, income, or ability level.” More and more people are looking for ways to help aging family members stay in their home–whether that be multiple generations living together or enlisting in-home care.
As of 2000, there were approximately 35 million Americans over the age of 65. And, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, by 2030 there will be approximately 71.5 million Americans over the age of 65. That number is more than twice what it was in 2000 and represents nearly 20% of the entire projected U.S. population in 2030. The statistics are staggering if not concerning. Will there even be enough assisted living facilities available to accommodate this influx, let alone the cost? Certainly, housing options are needed.
One such option is the apartment suite featured with the Lynchburg home design. This allows independent living for two families under one roof.