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Research Update: Older People

An update on UK research being undertaken in a variety of areas relevant to homelessness and older adults. Resettling Older Homeless People, Older People in the Private Rented Sector, Care-Home Residents’ Experiences of Relocation, Older People’s Participation in Mental Health Research

Evaluation of the HUD Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO) Program

This is an evaluation of the HUD Elder Cottage Housing Opportunity (ECHO) demonstration program.

Housing options and independent living: sustainable outcomes for older people who are homeless

This research was undertaken on the premise that there is a lack of understanding about the needs of older homeless people in Australia, despite the fact that older people on fixed incomes in insecure housing are growing in number and are at particular risk of homelessness or the need for institutional care. The research was guided by four questions: 1.

Housing an older Australia: More of the same or something different?

Older people’s housing is not only of interest to older people themselves: it attracts the attention of many others, each viewing it from their own perspective, and so each with different interests in the future of older people’s housing. At least six different views that feature in debates about housing and older people can be identified: 1.

Aging Population and Planning for the Elderly

This paper aims to provide a brief account of the key issues of population aging in Hong Kong, and relevant experience of other Asian cities and their implications for strategic planning in Hong Kong will also be examined. To plan for services for the elderly, the Report of the Working Group on Care for the Elderly (1994) has laid down the following guiding principles : a.

Snakes and Ladders: Women's Pathways Into and Out of Homelessness

Single homeless women are often described as the hidden homeless, whilst homelessness itself has been described as advanced marginality in a risk society. This research provides an analysis of the pathways into and out of homelessness of single women aged 25-45 years without children in their care.

The 2030 Problem: Caring for Aging Baby Boomers

The aim of this US research was to assess the coming challenges of caring for large numbers of frail elderly as the Baby Boom generation ages. The economic burden of aging in 2030 should be no greater than the economic burden associated with raising large numbers of baby boom children in the 1960s.

The Housing Problems of the Future Elderly Population

The focus of this report is on how the current unmet shelter and care needs of older Americans will change over the next twenty years – in 2020. It has four goals: 1. To investigate the growth in the current number of older households that will be at risk of occupying unaffordable housing in poor physical condition; 2.

The Meaning of Home: a chimerical concept or a legal challenge?

This article shall discuss the meanings of home which have evolved from interdisciplinary research. For the purposes of this discussion these values of home have been grouped into four broad categories: home as a physical structure, home as territory, home as a means of identity and self-identity for its occupiers, and home as a social and cultural phenomenon.