Have Assisted Living Facilities Forgotten About Men?
No matter what the specifics of the situation, the move from independence to assisted living can be emotionally fraught for both parents and children. Seniors often feel reluctant to relinquish control over their surroundings and daily routines, and adult children may feel guilty over not being able to manage their parents’ care without help. Yet this stress is often multiplied for children of aging single men for a reason that might surprise those not familiar with retirement home dynamics: according to the National Center for Assisted Living, women outnumber men three to one in the average elder care setting. In describing the scene at Irvine senior home Atria Woodbridge, Los Angeles Times