ForbesHealth has compiled statistics and facts that further demonstrate a strong desire among older homeowners to age in place in their current homes but also underscores the need for careful planning to achieve the best results.

By the numbers:

  • The number of U.S. adults ages 60 and older rose from 57.5 million to 76.5 million, an increase of 33% (Source: Administration for Community Living)
  • A large portion of older adults ages 50 to 80 (88%) feel it’s important to remain in their homes for as long as possible (Source: University of Michigan)
  • A 2020 report by the U.S. Census Bureau estimates only 10% of American homes are “aging ready,” meaning they feature a step-free entryway, a bedroom and bathroom on the first floor and at least one bathroom accessibility feature.