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Housing America's Older Adults - 2018: A Supplement to the State of the Nation Report

More than half of US households are now headed by someone at least 50 years of age. These 65 million older households are highly diverse in their living situations, financial resources, health and functional abilities, and life stages, and thus require different types of housing to meet their needs and preferences.
2018

Things to consider when working with older women who are experiencing, or are at risk of, homelessness

This document outlines issues for practitioners and service providers to consider when working with older women who are experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness. It is targeted primarily at practitioners and service providers who are not experienced with, or specialists, in providing services to older women experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness.
2018
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Retiring Into Poverty - A National Plan for Change: Increasing Housing Security for Older Women

Australian women aged over 50 are at greater risk of financial and housing security than older men. This has been linked to a number of compounding and systemic factors.
2018

Cohousing - Housing for Older People

The 'cohousing community' is a subject of mounting interest to older people in Britain. It offers a realistic alternative to a tradition of paternalism and benign neglect in relation to the old and isolated. It involves the older person as citizen not service recipient.
2018
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Japan tries to tackle health problems of aging homeless

Public and private efforts are gathering pace to address the increase in the number of elderly homeless Japanese. A nationwide survey by the Health, Labor and Welfare Ministry found 5,534 people living on the streets or riverbanks as of January 2017, with many of them in urban areas such as central Tokyo’s 23 wards and the city of Osaka. Their average age was 61.5 as of October 2016, a rise of a
2018

Physical, Psychological, Social, and Existential Symptoms in Older Homeless-Experienced Adults: An Observational Study of the Hope Home Cohort

Approximately half of the homeless population is aged 50 or older. Homeless adults in their 50s and 60s have a similar prevalence of geriatric conditions, including functional and cognitive impairment, as adults in their 70s and 80s in the general population. The majority of homeless adults over 50 have two or more chronic health conditions.
2018
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Majority of female homeowners fearful they couldn't handle small interest rate rise, survey finds

More than two-thirds of female homeowners with a mortgage feel they would be in hot water if their repayments increased by just $100 a month, new data shows. Of all homeowners, it was women who felt most vulnerable to the possibility of an interest rate rise, with 67 per cent admitting they didn’t think they could afford a hike of more than $23 a week.
2018

For Australians to have the choice of growing older at home, here is what needs to change

The population of people aged 65 and over in Australia is projected to grow from 3.7 million to 8.7 million by 2056. Cities, towns and housing need to be designed to help people stay at home as they age. Ageing in place isn’t just about ageing at home.
2018
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Living Alone in Later Life: A Global Perspective

The prevalence of living alone during later life varies widely throughout the world. This living arrangement, more widespread among women than men aged over 65, is one of the most visible characteristics of societal aging currently underway.
2018

Supporting older lower income tenants in the private rental sector

The housing situation for older lower income renters differs from younger lower income renters in that they have finished their working life (and usually have low levels of wealth), they have very limited incomes (i.e.
2018

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