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Proposing elderly communal housing; i.e. private residence with central/shared kitchen and living rooms with private bed and bathrooms.

For the elderly who don't want as "assisted care" fascility and don't have family, yet need some form of community life. Perhaps with a live-in assistant to help drive to Dr. appointments, hairdressers , marketing etc. and otherwise help. The elderly would basically help each other and remain social and somewhat independent. I hear it's the latest rage at colleges these days. Question: why are so few of these being built in the US? Money?

Topics: Elderly housing

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    • May 26 2013: I couldn't find such communal retirement places in Fl....existing ones are all corporate money-makers and drainers, hardly caring about their habitants. Too fru-fru, costly, unstimulating and 'traditional'. No incentives to care about each other, garden etc.
    • May 29 2013: Why is it people always seem to dismiss anything unless the bottom line will benefit them materially. This isn't about "business"...it's about compassionate living for the elderly!

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