There is a “push-pull” effect in play when older people and their families are considering the possibility of a move . The “push” is usually a crisis or triggering moving, forcing the elder or the family to consider relocating the elder to a more supportive living environment. Examples of push effects are loss of social support, declining health, deferred home maintenance, decreasing finances, and dangerous home safety. All of these factors contribute to a lessening ability to maintain an elder’s existing level of function or independence in the current environment. .
It’s important to note that by 2040, 21.4% of the US population 65 years of age and older is projected to have limitations in their activities of daily living (ADLs)