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Housing for the aging population

Based on the concept of ‘aging in place,’ design of houses in the past years are explored. Design features in the built environment become barriers for aging people with functional limitations. Initially, houses were designed according to the required needs of the user with the physical limitations.

Housing in Denmark

The Danish housing stock has improved considerably over the past fifty years or so and, on average, Danes have good dwellings with ample space. This book looks at the evolution of various housing types and their residents in the period from the end of World War 2 to the present time, broken down by ownership type and physical design.

Rental housing provision for lower- income older Australians

A new policy approach is required to meet the anticipated increase in demand for affordable rental housing for lower-income older Australians during the next two decades. A projected increase of 115% from 2001-2026 in the number of lower-income people aged 65 and over living in rental households far exceeds the supply capacity of the social housing system.

Housing with care for later life

There is growing interest and investment from the public and private sector in housing schemes for older people that combine independent living with relatively high levels of care.

A framework for understanding old-age vulnerabilities

Identifying vulnerable older people and understanding the causes and consequences of their vulnerability is of human concern and an essential task of social policy. To date, vulnerability in old age has mainly been approached by identifying high risk groups, like the poor, childless, frail or isolated.

Developing Appropriate Housing for Low-Income Older Persons: A Survey of Section 202 and LIHTC Property Managers

The rental housing crisis in America is having a profound impact on renters of all ages, including older residents. The federal government has responded over the years with a variety of housing strategies to help alleviate the problem.

Securing Good Care for Older People - Taking a Long-Term View

How much will it cost to provide social care for older people in England in 20 years time? What funding arrangements should be in place to ensure this money is available and supports the high-quality outcomes sought? Particularly now that the ‘baby-boomer’ generation is moving towards retirement, these questions pose serious challenges.

Housing Options for Older People

The homes currently being planned and built will contribute to the housing stock in 20 years time. Yet the demands of an ageing society often come low on the list of current strategic priorities. Recent UK government-backed programmes for new affordable housing do not specifically promote houses for older people.

Housing Models for an Ageing Population

This report outlines the implications of an ageing population in the City of Onkaparinga for housing demand.