Decision-making and satisfaction with a continuing care retirement community

Phyllis Moen, Mary Ann Erickson

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We draw on both life course and decision-making theories to examine decision strategies prior to moving to a continuing care retirement community (CCRC) and subsequent satisfaction following the move. Multivariate analyses drawing on panel data for a sample of 92 older adults (age 64 to 94) before and after their move to a CCRC show that frequent residential relocation in the adult years reduces the odds of considering staying in one’s own home. Cognitive orientations at time 1 predict subsequent satisfaction with the move to a CCRC: mastery increases the odds, desiring age-integrated housing reduces the odds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-69
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Housing for the Elderly
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - May 25 2001


  • Continuing care retirement communities
  • Decision-making
  • Housing satisfaction
  • Planning
  • Residential mobility


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