The anthropology of aging in place
Aging in place is an increasingly popular option for adults 60+. Rather than moving to a nursing facility or other setting, people are choosing to modify their homes and arrange for supports that allow them to stay as their needs evolve. At the crux of making these arrangements possible are a wide range of community supports including grocery delivery, in-home aides, Meals on Wheels, senior centers, and other social services. Funders tend to favor lower cost options that provide a service with a lower amount of individual connection and service. This paper analyzes outcomes for those receiving both high-touch and low-touch services.