Aging in Place survey from SFSU

Written by: MJ Lee. Posted: November 13, 2013. 


First, let’s get to the money question. Are you over 50 and live in the US? Are you concerned about aging in place?

Great! If you have 10 minutes, please take this anonymous online survey I am conducting as part of my master’s thesis. To participate, go to

Now, why is this study important? The research literature shows that 80-90% of Americans want to age in place—live in their homes until the very end. And yet, it appears that few do so successfully. Less than 15% of earlier generations would even make changes to their home despite being told to do so by health care providers.

The purpose of my research is to understand consumer decision making about aging in place. With 10,000 baby boomers becoming senior citizens every day, we should be very concerned if boomers are grasshoppers instead of ants when it comes to aging in place. Where will all these boomers live, especially as they hit the average life expectancy of 79 years, and frailty dogs their bones?

Fortunately, websites like Tech-enhanced Life are trying to help older adults identify successful paths for aging. That's important, because aging in place and maintaining independence are what we all want for our parents and ourselves. My study may give us a clue as to whether boomers are doing it any better than preceding generations. 

Lastly, if you read this far and have one minute extra to be entertained, view this animation video that explains my research.

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Last Updated: May 13, 2020.

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