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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

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

Towards Lifetime Neighbourhoods: Designing sustainable communities for all

Many of us are aware that we live in an ageing society. But, as commentators have observed, the impact of these changes is often narrowly framed within a specialist, welfare, health or social care-based perspective.
2007

The New Housemates

Data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicate that about 500,000 women, or a little more than 1% of women 50 and older, currently live with a nonromantic housemate. Experts predict that this will be the norm instead of the exception.
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

Importance of the Home Environment for Healthy Aging: Conceptual and Methodological Background of the European ENABLE–AGE Project

Currently in Europe as well as in the United States, an increasing proportion of very old people remain living in their homes despite declines in physical and mental health.
2007

The Role of Supportive Housing for Low-Income Seniors in Ontario

Low-income seniors’ ability to age at home, with supports available to accommodate their changing needs, is an issue of critical importance to all Canadians. This research investigates housing and care options for low-income seniors in Ontario, a population at higher risk of poor health outcomes as they age.
2007

The consequences of divorce for financial living standards in later life

As the first generation that experienced high rates of divorce reaches retirement age, the number of older Australians who have experienced divorce at some point in their lives will increase dramatically in coming decades.
2007
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