Louisville adults want to stay in their homes as they age. CLOUT could help

In CLOUT’s (Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together) listening process last fall, involving more than 400 citizens gathering in small house meetings all across the Louisville Metro area, we heard many stories about “senior concerns.”

Representing a diversity of races, income levels, ages and parts of town, those sharing their stories surfaced many common themes. The concerns most voiced had to do with themselves or their loved ones losing their independence and having to leave the places in which they feel most comfortable and happy.

While there are, of course, many older adults who want and need the services of assisted living, nursing care, memory care, etc., the vast majority of older adults would prefer to remain in their own homes as long as possible.

One story we heard…