3/12/2013 – L.A. population will be much older, more settled, study says

The future of Los Angeles will be a grayer one, as aging boomers, slowing immigration and shrinking birthrates radically change the face of the county, a new study from USC predicts.

Many houses are poorly suited for aging residents who want to stay in their current homes instead of moving into institutionalized care, said Adele M. Hayutin, director of demographic analysis at the Stanford Center on Longevity. The costs of remodeling – installing bathroom grab bars or stairway handrails, for instance – are outweighed by the savings of fewer hospitalizations and other medical costs from falls, she said.

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