Name: Mary Olsen, REALTOR,Assoc. Broker, CRS, SFRS, SFR. Descripton:Our aging population is growing drastically and creating different needs for both the person themselves and their families. Sadly, this can result in stress, sadness and fear.Housing decisions are a top priority and can be very tough and emotional. Many factors have to be considered including:specific care needsm, financial requirements, ability and willingness of family members to privide elder care and last, the desire of the aging person and their ability to care for themselves. Housing options could include: downsizing to a smaller residence, senior community, assisted living, senior care centers, move in with family members, or aging in place. With these options additional issues will arise that can be very stressful & time consuming. These will usually require outside assistance* sale of existing residence*estate sale*packing and moving*upgrades to current home*in home assistance.