The Asset and Income Profiles of Residents in Seniors Housing and Care Communities: What Can Be Learned From Existing Data Sets

TitleThe Asset and Income Profiles of Residents in Seniors Housing and Care Communities: What Can Be Learned From Existing Data Sets
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsCoe, N, Boyle, MA
JournalResearch on Aging
Volume35
Issue1
Pagination50-77
KeywordsHealth Conditions and Status, Healthcare, Housing, Retirement Planning and Satisfaction
Abstract

The authors use existing, nationally representative surveys to assess the economic characteristics of individuals in three categories of seniors housing and care facilities: independent living communities (ILCs), assisted living residences (ALRs), and continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). The findings highlight the strengths and weaknesses of using the Health and Retirement Study, National Long-Term Care Survey, and Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey to describe this segment of the population. The results suggest that residents in ILCs and ALRs have lower average incomes than the average costs of these care communities. Conversely, CCRC residents have higher incomes and more assets than those living in private homes, suggesting that CCRCs attract the wealthiest seniors. However, longitudinal analysis is prohibited by the small sample sizes.

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DOI10.1177/0164027511434331
Endnote Keywords

Aging/Housing/Living arrangements/Long-term care/Assisted Living/retirement planning

Endnote ID

69134

Citation Key7855