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This Brief by AHURI highlights key features of what it takes to make aging in place work.
It references supplementary research to support reference to key elements of the features including home modifications, affordability, location, In-home Care.
The dwelling needs to be able to accommodate the changing requirements of the occupants as they get older.
If a person retires at 65 they might expect on average to live for another 19.7 years if they’re male and 22.3 years if they’re female.
During that time their health and income levels may change significantly.
While only 5 per cent of those aged 55–64 require assistance with core activities due to illness or disability, that percentage rises to nearly half (47%) of those aged 85 and over.