Saturday, April 29, 2017
Demand for Senior Living Communities Continues to Increase
The US News & World Report recently published an article on the growing demand for senior living communities as the number of elderly adults in the U.S increases. The Census Bureau predicts that the number of people age 85 and older will grow to 6.6 million and make up almost 2 percent of the population by 2020, which is an increase of 800,000 from 2010. Moreover, the figure is expected to go up to more than 19 million by 2050, and by 2060, nearly 100 million Americans will be 65 years or older.
While the increasing number of seniors in the U.S. is most likely due to older adults living longer as well as the baby boom that occurred after World War II, more and more seniors are recognizing the advantages of aging in place among their peers. Senior living communities offer the benefit of a less demanding, more carefree lifestyle and virtually eliminate the problem of social isolation and loneliness.
Furthermore, today’s senior living communities are worlds apart from the old days when nursing homes were the only option for the elderly. In addition assisted living and memory care communities provide the daily care personal services that many elderly adults require as well as a whole host of amenities and services. According to the National Investment Center for Seniors Housing and Care, “There are about 22,000 senior housing and care properties in the U.S.”
MorningStar Senior Living of Sparks is one of the area’s finest senior living communities. Located in a quiet neighborhood on the edge of Sparks, we offer 128 independent living suites and 80 private suites for assisted living for those who need help with daily activities. Also our Reflections Neighborhood has 32 secure suites devoted to the specialized care for those with memory impairment from Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.
MorningStar of Sparks’ unique mission statement “to honor, to serve, to invest” sets us apart from other senior communities. Committed to creating a true home for residents within a gorgeous setting, our foundation is built on honoring God, valuing our seniors and hiring staff with a felt calling to serve. We invite you to schedule a visit to learn more about our exceptional senior living.