Questioning the assumption of senior housing demand

This post does a good job of articulating how generalized assumptions about demographic trends (in this case senior housing) are dangerous to one’s portfolio. This also points out in the conclusion something that i have noticed as well and has implications not just to senior housing but also healthcare services, quote: “For me, I am skeptical that swathes of baby boomers are going to opt into senior housing. They simply have so many other more attractive options. Perhaps personalizing it is key: ask yourself honestly what you would want when you reach retirement. Personally (and literally everyone I talk to that is of baby boomer age or older), I would want to stay in my home. Comfortable, familiar and paid off seems miles better than smaller, foreign and expensive.”

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