Retirement homes vs ageing in place

Move to a community of older people or remain in the family home? That is the question.

There’s certainly a lot of talk about the benefits of the latter but there comes a time when even the healthiest older person may need assisted living provided by special housing communities.101049571-Japanese old man in day care.240x160

As baby boomers reject the ageing stereotype they are also likely to reject the premature assignment to a place that confines them with older people. But big business is driving the retirement home industry forward.

In Asia, people have traditionally cared for their ageing parents in the family home, but the influence of Western culture and the rising number of elderly dementia patients are driving the emergence of retirement villages and assisted living centres in the region as this article from CNBC notes.