The survey was conducted by the Minnesota Board on Aging. Considering the age range of “seniors” is more than 50 years this isn’t surprising. People are living longer and healthier and retiring later. If 65 is the new 50 the data could be a bit skewed.
One of the issues with housing is that we are usually building or not building for the needs of the last decade because it takes so long to plan and build. Rent now it seems like there are far more vacancies in assisted living apartments than there are in nursing homes.
When my parents were house hunting at the age of 78 my father made it clear that he did not want to live with a bunch of old people.