The purpose of this ILC-USA report is to gain an understanding and encourage further research on the importance of satisfaction and well-being for older adults making transitions in their residential living arrangements.

As people live longer and are less able to cope less able to cope with independent living, various alternative venues for independent or assisted senior living have emerged. Increasingly older people are considering a range of new living options, wherein they reside independently in apartments or suites while relying on their designated adult community for services. Although the types of facilities available to older people differ in their resources, community culture, and specific activities, all face a similar issue: trying to ensure that their residents or clients are satisfied with their living arrangements and are ultimately happy and functional in their new environment.

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