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Our Commitment To You
Kithward empowers seniors and their families to search for, discover, and evaluate Independent Living and Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) so they can find the community that allows them to not just age, but to age well.
We will provide complete information on Independent Living communities, so you don’t miss a thing.
We will help you understand all your ‘senior living’ options and figure out if Independent Living is right for you.
We will be your advocate. We have no special agreements with any particular community or provider.
We will always respect your privacy and contact you only if you want. No aggressive sales calls from us.
Our service is available to you at no cost. We get paid by the community only if you move in.
The MacArthur Foundation’s landmark ten-year study in 1998 showed that 70% of how we physically age, and 50% of how we mentally age are determined by the lifestyle choices that we make. It was this study that sought to break the stereotypes that equate aging to sickness, senility, slowness, weakness, and that longevity is predetermined by genetics.
Long gone are the days when senior housing conjured up images of living alone at home or moving into nursing home facilities that felt more like hospitals for the old.
Since the late 1980s, the concept of senior housing has evolved from medical care for the elderly to one of providing services to allow the aging to live with more independence. And in the last two decades, that concept has further evolved to accommodate lifestyle and quality of life choices, focusing not just on senior “living” but “living well.”
“Aging in place” is a term used to describe a person’s ability to remain in their home or community of choice for as long as possible, even as their needs for assistance and health care grow and change with age.
According to a recent AARP survey of people aged 65 and over, about 90% of seniors want to age in place.