SAN DIEGO, Nov. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kim Cole works as an independent caregiver for the elderly in North County. Cole knows first-hand the importance of senior care living and how it can impact the quality of life for a community.
One of the key benefits of Measure B is senior housing, including 468 age-restricted homes and a 200-bed group care facility, as well as a senior recreation center.
Cole knows all about the desperate need for senior housing facilities in the North County. A 2015 report by San Diego Regional Alliance for Fair Housing highlighted an absence of facilities in the unincorporated areas, specifically those surrounding the incorporated cities.
What that means is residents living in these areas have to travel a greater distance to access the region's inventory of care facilities. Cole said, "It's important because seniors are living longer, and the need is only going to rise exponentially."
As it relates to Measure B and Lilac Hills Ranch, Cole says, "What I like about the community is that it's a village-style community. It provides housing for the elderly as well as young families. For the elderly, when their loved ones visit them -- that is everything to them. Measure B is about uniting families -- young and old."
San Diego County is currently dealing with a senior housing shortage. According to a recent Genworth study, San Francisco and San Diego currently have the highest costs for senior assisted-living facilities in California with a median cost of $4,000/month. Measure B will help trim those costs.
Measure B is a sustainable, pedestrian-oriented village in northern San Diego County. It will be an important housing and jobs creator for a region that desperately needs both.
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