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I am partway through a book called "Living Longer, Living Better" by Jane Porcino.
The book is about "Community Housing", which includes Retirement Communities. The thing about it that got me a-thinkin' is that it discusses *many* different housing options.
One part of the book in particular discusses the idea of sharing housing with others, kind of like Joe Dominguez and Vicky Robin (Your Money Or Your Life authors.
I had always dismissed the idea of living with "roommates", but in many ways a Nursing Home/Multiple Level Of Care facility can be just that.
The book also has a bunch of AARP survey data that is enlightening.
Another interesting thing is to think of "Living Arrangements" as a continuum. At one extreme is a Nursing Home (expensive and homogeneous-full of old people) at the other is living in your own detached house in the country. In between are many possibilities... condominiums could be thought of as a form of shared living arrangement with a private living/eating space and shared common space.

Food for thought.
If there's enough interest, I can give some more info from the book.
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