Aging issues won't disappear, despite whoever is in office. Second, we can't expect more federal funding or new entitlements. But this could be good if it pushes us to think out of the box, particularly regarding aging in place, by focusing on the situation facing older middle-income Americans.
While low-income older adults desperately need funding and support, 70% of older Americans (70 million people) do not qualify for government or not-for-profit programs but, at the same time, cannot afford expensive retirement communities or 24/7 care. These people have some resources, and most want to age in place. Many own their homes and spend out-of-pocket for care, which is often challenging to locate and manage. Without question, this is a cadre that needs better support.
In this program, Louis Tenenbaum will discuss several out-of-the-box options that businesses, government, and baby boomers can do to ensure their housing meets the needs of an aging population
About Louis Tenenbaum:
A leading authority on aging in place, Louis Tenenbaum is the founder of HomesRenewed, a coalition of business, government, non-profits, and consumer stakeholders. Uniquely straddling the building, aging, healthcare, and policy worlds, Louis was named a 2016 "Influencer in Aging" by Next Avenue and won a prestigious HIVE (Housing, Innovation, Vision, and Economics) award. His article, Aging in Place Needs Out of the Box Thinking, appeared in Forbes and received more than 4000 shares.
Get in touch with Louis Tenenbaum
Read Louis's article on Forbes: https://revolutionizeretirement.com/tenenbaumforbes
Visit Louis's Website: http://www.louistenenbaum.com/
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