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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.
2006

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.
2006

Co-housing for older people: Housing innovation in the Netherlands and Denmark

Provides a history of co-housing in The Netherlands and Denmark and its particular relevance to older people as a housing option.
2005
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Dimensions of the Meaning of Home in Later Life

The meaning of home in later life provides a perfect example of how strongly "objective" contextual factors and "subjective" representations are linked as people age. Although a considerable body of research has been published on the meaning of home among elders, the literature is still plagued by pronounced conceptual and empirical diversity.
2005

Changes in the living arrangements of elderly people in Greece: 1974-1999

During the period 1974-1999 the percentage of elderly living with their children in Greece reduced from 55 per cent to about 32 per cent. In this paper we examine determinants of the decrease in intergenerational co-residence among Greek elderly people and their adult children and its implications for economic well-being.
2005

The causes of homelessness in later life: Findings from a 3-nation study

Homelessness is an intractable problem in many affluent countries and affects people of all ages, although much research and service provision have concentrated on young adults.
2005

An Overlooked Option in Caring for the Elderly: A report on sheltered and group housing provided by housing associations in Ireland

It is generally recognised that housing and care options for the elderly in Ireland are limited. This study comprises analysis of both group housing schemes for relatively active elderly as well as sheltered housing for those older people who require more intensive care and supports to assist them to live independently.
2005

I’m the slice of pie that’s ostracised …. Foucault’s technologies, and personal agency, in the voice of women who are homeless, Adelaide, South Australia

In contrast to the international research (particularly in the United Kingdom and North America), much of the Australian literature regarding homelessness to date omits the perspective of people who are homeless. In contributing to the fledgling Australian literature in the field, the following article adopts a secondary approach to the data analysis of original research.
2004

NGOs Functioning as Social Service Providers: The Elderly Problem in Cuba

Population studies predict that the percentage of Cuba’s population over the age of 60 will rise to 25% of the population by the year 2025, and ominously, to 33.6% of the population by the year 2050, at which time Cuba will be perhaps the ‘oldest’ nation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
2004

Elderly Housing

This paper will begin with a brief account of the development of public housing for the elderly and this will serve as a background for the discussion of existing policies. This will be followed by a discussion on policies that have been formulated since the 1970s to house the elderly, particularly policy papers and Working Party reports published in the last twenty years.
2004

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