Canadians Overwhelmingly Want to Age at Home

A new national survey on aging-in-place and home modifications has revealed Canadians are facing an "aging-in-place gap", as over three-quarters (78 per cent) of Canadians want to age in their current homes – but just 26 per cent predict they'll be able to do so.

Many elderly citizens are faced with some serious questions to consider before they decide if it is viable for them to stay at home, or move to another facility where it is safer for them in all aspects.

Are you or a loved one considering moving to a retirement facility? If so, you may want to think again. Did you know that you have the option of making modifications to your current home to help you remain in your home longer?

Check out this amazing local company Porchlight Home Services who can help you do so!


i National Home Modifications Survey commissioned by March of Dimes Canada, with study design and reporting by Vivintel, the custom research arm of Vividata. Survey conducted in October 2020, with 4507 online interviews completed by respondents age 18-85 recruited from Ipsos Logit, Leger and Delvinia panels. The survey's margin of error is +/- 5%.

ii The Home and Vehicle Modification Program (HVMP), funded by the government of Ontario and delivered by March of Dimes Canada, provides grants up to $15,000 for Ontarians with disabilities and Seniors to modify their home or vehicle to facilitate independence and safety at home.

iii The National Home Modification Survey defines "working age Canadians" as those age 18-64.

iv The National Home Modification Survey defines "senior Canadians" as those age 65 and over.

SOURCE March of Dimes Canada

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