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Housing arrangements of 85 and older population, 2012

In 2012, 8 percent of Americans aged 85 and over lived in community housing with services, and 14 percent lived in long-term care facilities.

Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics. Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators on Well-Being; 2012. http://www.agingstats.gov/agingstatsdotnet/Main_Site/Data/2012_Documents/docs/EntireChartbook.pdf. Accessed July 1, 2015

Reference

Title
Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators on Well-Being
Publication Date
2012
Authors
Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics
URL
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  • Today's Older Population

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