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Deirdre commented on How might we all maintain wellbeing and thrive as we age?

I have a side-line issue which relates. There is a housing crisis for aging adults with intellectual disabilities, who are aging right along with their much-older parents. In simplified terms, the system of group homes has failed as costs of operation have exceeded long-term sustainability, and we certainly do not want to return to a time of mass institutionalization of these individuals, with physical, cognitive or other challenges.

As a sibling of a 42 year old with intellectual and physical challenges, I am confronted with my 70+ parents continuing to be caretakers as they approach their own-age related challenges.