Friday, October 26, 2007

Senior Citizens Fear Nursing Home, Loss of Independence More than Death

Senior citizens fear moving into a nursing home and losing their independence more than death, according to a research study released today that examines the attitudes and anxieties of the nation’s elderly population. “Aging in Place in America,” commissioned by Clarity and The EAR Foundation, also found baby boomers emotionally distraught about their aging parents' future - 82% fear their parents will be mistreated in a nursing home and 89% worry their parents will be sad.

Seniors Express Desire to Age in Place, Aren’t Asking For Help

The study found that the vast majority of seniors (89%) feel the ability to age in place – or live independently and remain in one’s home – is very important. However, more than half of those surveyed (53%) are concerned with their ability to do so.

They said they do not expect nor do they receive much support from those around them.

Over 800 seniors and baby boomers were polled. The research methodology was designed to ensure that the results are accurate within a margin of error of plus or minus 5% at a 95% confidence level. To access the full report, visit:

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