The need has never been greater. Today 35 million Americans are over the age of 65â€”by 2030, that number is expected to double. As baby boomers age into sixtysomethings, the demand for civilised living will only intensify.
It seems so obvious: let people age the way they have lived. Today, finally, it’s beginning to happen. From upscale residences in California to family-size nursing homes in Mississippi, living facilities for the elderly are undergoing an architectural and cultural makeover: big, sterile institutions are out, small, homey environments in.