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Correlates of housing affordability stress among older Australians

The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence and correlates of housing affordability stress among community‐dwelling older Australians. It concluded that although the prevalence of housing affordability stress is low among older Australians when compared to the younger population, a definite social gradient exists in those at risk.
2008

Lifetime Homes Lifetime Neighbourhoods: A National Strategy for Housing in an Ageing Society

In the UK, most of our homes and communities are not designed to meet people’s changing needs as they grow older. Older people’s housing options are too often limited to care homes or sheltered housing. Put simply, we need more and better homes for older people now. This strategy sets out our response to the global challenge of ageing.
2008

Aging in Place, Housing and the Law

“Aging in place” refers to the desire of older people to stay in their own homes and communities in spite of encroaching infirmities, and it is an increasingly important aspect of public policy. This movement has gained impetus from the US Supreme Court’s decision in Olmstead v.
2008

Causes of homelessness among older people

Study objectives: With the aim of increasing the understanding of the reasons for homelessness among people aged 50 years and over, and contributing to the development of prevention practice, a collaborative and comparative study between three nations (England, Australia and the US) was undertaken.
2007

Inadequate Housing and Health: an overview

Abstract: For many years, the housing environment has been acknowledged as one of the main settings that affect human health. Living and housing conditions are the basis of many factors influencing residential health.
2007

Older people and housing

A fact sheet looking at the housing options of older people in the UK. It uses census data, outlines key issues related to housing for older people and lists Government policy initiatives that have been put in place to address the problems.
2007

Older people and housing

This UK fact sheet covers key housing issues for an ageing population and looks at Government policies and initiatives that have been implemented.
2007

The Needs and Resources of Older People

This quantitative report uses existing data to examine the needs of people over 65, including expenditure, health, social networks, housing and neighbourhoods and income. It investigates how patterns of resource use change over time, both for individual older people as they move through later life and for different generations of older people.
2007

Elder Cohousing—An Idea Whose Time Has Come?

In the US, a quiet grassroots impulse to reject the common options for housing for older people—retirement homes, nursing homes, and so on, has been growing over the last decades. People are drawn to the idea of an old-fashioned, egalitarian neighborhood where neighbors help one another through the minor challenges of everyday life, and support one another through the major ones.
2007

Ageing and its Implications for Housing and Urban Development: South Australia

The aim of this paper is to examine the consequences of ageing on urban development and housing in South Australia. The research found that current and future housing requirements of older South Australians, varies within and between some groups/cohorts and this differentiation was clearly related to where people live, their age, socio-economic status and the assets they hold.
2007

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