in the recent years nursing homes have less popular. Since the 90s assisted living facilities have become increasingly popular. Compared to nursing homes, these assisted living facilities offer more of a homelike setting for the people. Now that people are living longer and therefore creating a larger older population how are we to best fill the needs of these people? Different people want different things as a part of the end of their lives. Some people wish to be close to family and spend their days around loved ones. Other wish to be adventurous and do things they could not do as a part of their working niche in society. Is there one type of assisted living quarters that could supply all types of wants and needs? Perhaps. This would take the teamwork of many types of facilities and people, but I think with a bit of direction and knowledge on how much this could help the older community, this is a possibility in the future.
Keep in mind these ideas are purely my personal opinions and wants. If I were to be an 80-year-old grandfather and father, I would want to still be close to my family. I would also wish to live independently if at all possible. Maybe if there was a test that was proofed so that if I passed, I could live with my wife or alone, and If I failed, I would be placed into a community ofelderly. The freedom to create my own schedule would be important to me. Not sure how I will fair physically but I do hope to be active and still in somewhat shape. A park or course nearby foractivities outdoors and mingling. A computer for information and communication. Nurses within
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Geriatrics, Want, Aging in place, Derek Allen, Lindsay R. Wilkinson