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What Age do Most Seniors Enter Assisted Living?

It's a question on a lot of people's minds as they get older: At what age should I, or my loved one, move into a senior living or assisted living facility?

According to AARP, seven in 10 people over the age of 65 will need some form of long-term care - and that often means moving into a senior living facility.

Studies show most people make the move from about 75 to 85 years old, depending on their health, financial situation and other factors.

At Starling, we understand this and provide the best care possible for those making the life changing move.

"Assisted living facilities provide care and supervision for older adults who can no longer live on their own but do not need the level of personal or medical care found at a nursing home," AARP says. In the U.S., there are about a million beds in assisted living facilities, AARP's website says.

In addition, assisted living facilities are a great way for seniors to stay active. At Starling, our assisted living communities provide extensive services like wellness programs, activities, meals and regular outings. And they're a great place to make new friends!

So while making the move into an assisted living facility may seem nerve-racking, there are plenty of positives to cherish during the later years in life.

"Starling is the place to be for someone ready to make the move," said Chief Operating Officer Megan Kennedy. "Whether the Grove at Trelago in the Orlando-area or Starling at Nocatee Assisted Living and Memory Care in north Florida, we offer exceptional assisted living care for our residents."

To learn more about Starling's assisted living communities, click HERE