Baby boomers have began to reach the age of retirement, and those with children will have someone to take care of them as they age. However, childless boomers are expected to increase dependence on senior living communities such as assisted living and skilled nursing, according to the Sacramento Bee.
These boomers will have no one to rely on for health related needs. Additionally, they also won't have anyone to come help them with everyday household tasks. For this reason, an increasing number of childless boomers are expected to end up in senior housing.
According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, more than one-fifth of boomers are childless and 17 percent only have one child.
"We have provided care for our elders, but who will take care of us when we age? I don't know," Larry Weiss, founder of Reno's Center for Healthy Aging told the news source. "There will be an evolution occurring in senior living, so that's an option."
With the record number of boomers hitting the age of retirement in the next 20 or so years, senior housing should see increased demand across the board.