Senior Housing

Seniors facing eviction fear homelessness and isolation as California’s housing crisis rolls on

The threat of displacement and loss of community and routine can take a mental and physical toll. Experts say that’s especially true for seniors, who are perhaps the most vulnerable to California’s rising rents and evictions of any age group, and the fastest growing in the state. There are signs that seniors are disproportionately affected […]

Boomers Create a Surge in Luxury Care Communities

The restaurant at Fountaingrove Lodge has a sweeping view of California’s Sonoma County, a panorama one might expect at a five-star resort. The grounds include an impressive wine cellar, spa, bank, fitness center, movie theater and a large outdoor swimming pool. “I love the water aerobic courses,” said William Baird, 71. But Fountaingrove Lodge is a not […]

A Housing Crisis for Seniors

Last fall, I had to take the car keys away from an elderly relative who lives alone. This intervention should have happened much earlier, but when the day came it was one of the more emotionally wrenching things I’ve ever done. “Don’t take my car away,” he pleaded. “Without my car I don’t have a […]

Aging Baby Boomers Face a Serious Housing Problem

The current supply of homes is completely inadequate to address the needs of an aging population that will grow significantly over the next two decades, according to a new report from the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies. In the next 20 years, more than 20 percent of Americans will be over age 65, and […]

How the Homeless Population Is Changing — and Becoming Much More Vulnerable

On any given night in the United States, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, over half a million people are without a home. That number may have decreased nationwide in the past few years, butCalifornia remains on the forefront of the problem, accounting for 20 percent of the country’s homeless in 2014. […]