ABOUT US

The Aging at Home Association was formed because too few Americans have the resources to create an informed plan for long-term aging in the home. Nearly 2/3 of Americans over the age of 65 will need help at some point to live at home. The costs can be significant – nearly $50,000 on average* – which Medicare does not pay for. And if this help is not well planned or delivered, the risk of falls and injury can increase, which can result in a move from a cherished home to a nursing home.

THE COST OF IN-HOME CARE

Two-thirds of Americans over the age of 65 will need in-home support at some point in their lives. Most of this will help with day-to-day activities such as walking, dressing, and grooming.* 

Most people want to age in their homes for the rest of their lives and its estimated 2/3 of us will need help at some point to do so. This comes at a cost – nearly $50,000 on average – which Medicare does not cover.

Plus, if care is insufficient or poorly planned, the risk of falls, injury and negative health events increases making a move from a cherished home to a nursing home more likely.

The Aging at Home Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to helping Americans plan for a safe and comfortable future when they age at home.

The Aging at Home Association addresses these issues in three important ways:
By giving its members access to tools and resources to build an informed plan to age at home and adjust it over time as needs and circumstances change. These tools and resources can also be used to help members who are caring for loved ones aging at home.
By helping members build and sustain their well-being through an annual assessment process. This assessment “Total Well-Being” – developed by Fidelity Investments® in collaboration with the Stanford Center on Longevity to measure well-being within the categories of Health, Life and Money.
By offering access to discounts, services and special values, which can help members save time and money.”

DID YOU KNOW

Over 3/4 of those 50 and older wish to age in their own homes
Less than half believe they will have the means to do so
2/3 of Americans age 65+ will need home care services in the future

Sources: 2018 Home and Community Preferences: A National Survey of Adults Age 18-Plus. Washington, DC: AARP Research, August 2018
Administration on Aging, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 2017