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Transition to a free market economy has left Romania a staggering 8 times poorer than 10 years ago with 44% of Romanians living in poverty. According to a report released by the European Network of Economic Policy Research Institutes, Romania has currently a major shortage of institutionalised services.
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.
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
The very nature of homelessness means a lack of access to many of the supports most people take for granted. Older people can often be excluded from support services because of fierce independence and a reluctance to push their ‘rights’; they become invisible. People who are homeless do not come to the attention of aged care services and to some extent, remain invisible.
By 2050, it is estimated that over a fifth of the population in the United States will be 65 years or older, compared to only 15.2 percent today. With a rapidly aging population, it is imperative that we start planning now for how we will house and care for the senior population in the future. Statista has compiled statistics on the housing the ageing population of the US.
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.