When people begin to require help with the normal activities of daily living, the impulse is to stay at home and defer assisted living or nursing homes for as long as possible. At a summit of aging thought leaders convened by the National Aging In Place Council (NAIPC), the main takeaway was that we, as a culture, have a habit of waiting for an emergency  before we take action. The conclusion is that the conversation needs to shift from simply explaining the aging in place process to helping people to plan to age in place.

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