Older people preparing their homes for staying put

Research commissioned by Care & Repair England, shows that just under eight in ten (78%) of over 55s said that they wanted to live in their current home as they got older.

Over half (55%) do not expect to have to adapt their home, whilst 23% do expect to have to carry out adaptations at some stage. Just over a fifth of respondents (22%) want to move to a home that suits them better as they get older.

One of the most interesting findings is that there is a decrease in the number of people who say they want to move as the age bracket gets older. Just under a third (31%) of 55-64 year olds stated that they wanted to move; this drops to 21% for those aged 65-74 and just 12% of those 75 and over.