Culminating Project Title
Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Program in Gerontology
School of Health and Human Services
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Keywords and Subject Headings
Assisted Living, Housing with Services, Older Adults, Minnesota
The purpose of this study was to learn what the Baby Boom generation knows about Housing with Services/Assisted Living and if they are prepared for their future. Categories studied included knowledge on cost, services, definitions of Housing with Services/Assisted Living, resources and involvement in looking for Senior Housing.
The participants were born between the years 1946 and 1964. This generation was chosen due to them being a large cohort that is aging. The participants were given a survey with both structured and open ended questions. The hypothesis going into the study was that respondents lacked knowledge about housing options and were not planning for their own future needs. This was borne out in the findings. The findings will be useful when developing ways to improve the knowledge of this cohort, as well as to assist them prepare financially for their own future.
Writz, Jennifer, "Places We Call Home: An Exploration of What the Baby Boom Generation Knows About Housing with Services / Assisted Living" (2017). Culminating Projects in Gerontology. 6.