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We rely on aging and senior care experts to review and inform our content, in order to provide the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information to seniors and their loved ones.

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Research that Makes a Difference

We are committed to seeking out a wide variety of perspectives through real conversations with influencers, caregivers, and seniors to ensure that our guides, resources, and reviews provide resources around topics that really matter.

Aging & Assisted Living in the U.S.

Senior’s Are Living Longer than Ever
/// Life expectancy jumped by 10 years since 1960, and by 2060, it’s expected to rise from 79 to 85.

The Aging Population Is Growing at a Rapid Rate
/// In the last 10 years, the senior population has increased by and it’s expected to double from 49 million to 98 million by 2060.

Assisted Living Is an Affordable Alternative to Nursing Home Care
/// The average cost of assisted living is less than half that of a private room in a nursing home ($4,015 / monthly vs. $8,517 / monthly).

Resources for Communities in Need

SENIORS LIVING WITH DISABILITIES

Help for Older Adults with Disabilities

Older adults who live with disabilities face unique challenges when it comes to finding an assisted living facility that will provide for their needs. However, they also have more resources and options when it comes to funding and payment assistance. We offer insight into what seniors with disabilities should look for in an assisted living facility.

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OLDER AND DISABLED VETERANS

Assisted Living Benefits for Veterans

Veterans who are injured in the line of duty face many challenges when they return home, including the inability to live an independent life. Whether fully or partially disabled, many need assistance with daily activities. Thankfully, there are assisted living options that can help veterans who have disabilities, as well as elderly veterans who need help as they grow older.

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Disabilities and Disease Among Vulnerable Populations

Many Seniors Live with Disabilities
/// 4 in 10 seniors between the ages of 65 and 79 have at least one disability relating to mobility, self-care, or household activities, while 7 in 10 ages 80 and older have one or more disabilities.

Alzheimer’s Is a Wide-Spread and Growing Disease
/// Approximately half a million older adults will develop Alzheimer’s in 2020, and between 2020 and 2025, that number is expected to increase by nearly 7%.

The Number of Veterans with Disabilities Is Rapidly Increasing
/// Currently, 1 in 4 veterans (4.7 million) have a service-connected disability – that number has risen by 117% since 1990.