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Alternative Housing Options for Long-Term Care

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  • Learn more about long-term care options
  • Non-profits offer alternatives
  • Staying at home

En español | Options for long-term care were once very limited when it came to independent, assisted and nursing home living. Because 90 percent of Americans prefer to stay home as they age, communities and organizations have been cropping up around the United States — and internationally — to aid them in that goal. There are naturally occurring retirement communities (NORCs) that cater to those who don’t want to leave their home or community as they age. Eden Alternative is another innovation in the world of aging, where the focus is on de-institutionalizing long-term care. These two, along with a number of other organizations and care facilities, are making life for the aging adult more pleasurable — focusing on growth in these later years as opposed to declining health and well-being. Learn more about these long-term care options. … Back to Article

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