A lot of solid data has come out in recent months from NIC regarding the senior middle-income population that will not be able to afford private-pay senior housing and care options, nor will they qualify for Medicaid. It is concerning because that is such a large percentage of the country’s population. Per the NIC report, the number of middle-income seniors will nearly double to 14.4 million by 2029. It is predicted that over half of them will not have the financial resources for senior housing and healthcare as it is priced today.
There was a great session at the NIC conference in Chicago recently discussing this topic. It is a private sector issue to tackle in regards to developing more affordable housing communities. It is a public sector issue to tackle by developing tax incentives targeted to the middle market and possibly expanding Medicare coverage as well as subsidy programs to...Read More >