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What U.S. Cities Have the Highest Population of Seniors?

What U.S. Cities Have the Highest Population of SeniorsWhat U.S. Cities Have the Highest Population of Seniors?

According to a 2010 census analysis by demographer Wendell Cox, the oldest metropolitan areas in American have twice as high a concentration of residents over the ages of 60. In newer areas, this level is not expected until 2020, or even 2050. Apparently, the oldest metropolitan areas tend to be clustered in the old industrial regions of the country, with the exception of Tampa-St. Petersburg, FL and Miami, FL.

Forbes.com also analyzed changes of the share of senior in the populations of the largest metro areas between the years of 2000 and 2013. According to the Forbes report, the second most senior region outside of Florida is in Pittsburgh. Here, 18 percent of the population is over the age of 65. Cleveland is next in line, followed closely behind by Rochester, New York: Providence, Rhode Island: Hartford, Connecticut: St. Louis and Detroit. All of these cities have 14 percent of more of seniors comprising their populations.

Despite these high numbers, the Forbes study found that these cities are not necessarily seeing  a massive influx of seniors moving there. Rather, many of these adults actually moved to these cities when they were younger, typically in search of economic opportunities or better lives and have aged there. What does this mean for senior living communities?

While Florida is pretty much known as the retirement state, other metropolitan area nursing homes may not be prepared for the inevitable influx of residents about to be seeking out nursing homes, assisted living, or continuing care retirement centers. It’s important as a senior living facility administrator to have a plan in place to get ready for more residents.

Part of being prepared is having the right Senior Living Facility Insurance policies in place. At DigniCARE, we understand the risks you face as an administrator, nurse, or other employee of an Assisted Living Facility of any kind. Please contact us today to learn more about our comprehensive insurance plans at (855) 883-6306.

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