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Nearly 90 percent of people over the age of 65 want to stay in their home for as long as possible. However, for older adults to age in place, their physical and service environment must be able to accommodate their needs.
NCSL partnered with the AARP Public Policy Institute to examine promising state land use, transportation, and housing policies that may enable aging in place. These policies include integrating land use, housing and transportation; efficiently delivering services in the home; providing more transportation choices; and improving affordable, accessible housing to prevent social isolation.
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Aging in Place – In Brief: A two page summary of the report’s major findings
Full Report - Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livability Policies and Practices
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