A 2010 survey by AARP AARP found that 83% of people between the ages of 65 and 74 years and 86% of those age 75 years and older want to remain in their own homes as they age.
The majority of elders have a high level of attachment to their own homes and if older people move, they tend to move locally.
81% of householders 65 and older owned their homes as of fourth quarter 2011 according to the US Census
So, the decision to leave the home is not to be taken lightly nor treated as a mere change of location that takes place on moving day. Home is where: —family memories are where the familiar paths are and where a lifetime of history has taken place. . When clients and families are considering late life relocation, when both familiar objects and familiar routines of daily life are threatened and disrupted, it’s important to develop a relocation strategy that calls for awareness and planning on the part of the geriatric care manager , older adult, family and the support network involved in the relocation process.