Staying in their own homes and paying for home care is the most appealing option for 83% of boomers heading into retirement, according to an RBC poll.

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This is followed by living in a retirement residence with care provided (50%), with both options ranking well ahead of the possibility of living with family members who could assist with home care (24%).

The annual poll also highlighted that, for those who are already retired, a decision to move out of their home was most often triggered by a change in health (66%) rather than for downsizing reasons, such as a need for less space (57%) or to free up financial equity in the home (36%).

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