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Policy Implications of the Ageing of Australia’s Population

The conference explored a broad range of key issues to do with ageing, including its effects on economic growth, government revenue and expenditure in the long run, superannuation, health, the provision of long term care and housing arrangements. This publication brings together the papers, discussants’ comments and summaries of general discussion in each session.

Personal coping strategies of the elderly in housing emergencies

Client files of a city emergency service agency were randomly sampled to examine the post-emergency experience of different types of elderly clients. More than half of the emergencies were housing related. Interviews with these clients six months to three years later reveal a high rate of continuing need, institutionalization, and death.

Current and Emerging Issues in Housing Environments for the Elderly

This essay is in six main sections. It begins with a general inventory of the housing problems of the elderly that considers dwelling-specific items as well as the need for supportive services.

Housing of the Elderly in Ireland

The report has a number of underlying criteria which can be stated as follows: (a) The desire to retain independence and/or to remain living in the community should be respected at all times.

Planning and an Aging Population

Planning for all age groups is an inviolable principle; in practice, however, planners have been unduly preoccupied with certain age groups. Like the post-war housing boom, the approach to community development and planning has been child- or family-centered.

Innovative Senior Housing: Inspiration From Singapore and India

The aging population in Sweden is in need of more developed senior housing solutions. Alternatives to municipal nursing homes exist, but the existing alternatives are insufficient. This paper looks at housing and homecare for the aged in a number of countries, with particular emphasis on Singapore and India.

Background Paper. Older women experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. Melbourne.

This Background Paper provides a summary of the research evidence, service provider experiences and feedback, current Australian statistics, and current Australian services. The aim of this paper is to provide an introduction to the diverse experiences and needs of older women who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.

Homeless at home? Analysing the housing needs and insecurities of single, older, non-homeowning women

While it remains a relatively invisible issue in Australia, evidence is mounting that single, older women are increasingly at risk of housing insecurity and homelessness. This research looks at women’s housing preferences and aims to understand what makes them vulnerable to housing insecurity.

Housing and Older People: time for fresh thinking and new ideas

In 2001 the UK Government set out its vision in ‘Quality And Choice For Older People’s Housing: A Strategic Framework’. This stated that ‘ ... housing... can be the springboard that enables older people to remain involved and live their lives to the full.’ This paper examines the problems and provides action plans.

Age-Integrated Communities: Aging in Place

Shifting demographics and changing housing and neighborhood preferences are transforming the real estate market in America. Generally, older adults are rejecting sprawl and demanding more compact, mixed-use, interesting, walkable, and vibrant communities. Many older Americans also want smaller, less expensive homes that are accessible to people and neighborhood amenities: they more strongly value