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Affordable Clustered Housing-Care: A Category of Long-Term Care Options for the Elderly Poor

The focus of this paper is on a category of affordable housing arrangements that has emerged to help low-income older persons cope with their long-term care needs in their communities. These purposely planned or adapted housing options make it possible for their occupants to benefit from both affordable shelter (i.e., room and board) and long-term care.
2008

Housing insecurity and precarious living: an Australian exploration

An emerging body of international research suggests that housing is associated with many aspects of social and economic life, including personal and family wellbeing, mental and physical health, economic participation, social connectedness, community functioning, sustainable cities and social cohesion.
2008

Double jeopardy: Old age and nowhere secure to lay your head

On Census night in 2001 around 14,000 older Australians aged 55 years and over experienced homelessness. This represents 14 per cent of the homeless population. When the next Census figures are released, this figure will almost certainly have risen. War veterans make up approximately 10% of this group of older, homeless Australians.
2008

Measuring housing stress at small area levels: How much do definitions matter?

Abstract In recent months, there has been enormous interest in housing stress. However, there is no consensus on its definition. Many studies have used the rule that housing stress is defined as spending more than 30 per cent of household income on housing costs – but should this be disposable income or gross income?
2008

Perceptions of Living Alone Among Older Adult Women

This exploratory study examines older women’s perceptions of living alone. In recent decades, there has been a significant increase in the number of people who live alone, particularly older adults.
2008

The Limitations of Cost Analysis in Relation to Homelessness

The increasing focus on cost comparisons between services can lead to misleading conclusions about their ef fectiveness. Whilst cost compari sons can be a useful tool both for benchmarking services and as a means of advocating for services for unpopular groups, data can be difficult to collect and to interpret in a meaningful way.
2008

The Cohousing Approach to 'Lifetime Neighbourhoods'

This UK fact sheet considers how local authorities can work with public and private sector partners to develop a cohousing approach towards the outcomes sought from the government’s national strategy on housing for an ageing society.
2008

Inadequate Housing and Health: an overview

Abstract: For many years, the housing environment has been acknowledged as one of the main settings that affect human health. Living and housing conditions are the basis of many factors influencing residential health.
2007

Causes of homelessness among older people

Study objectives: With the aim of increasing the understanding of the reasons for homelessness among people aged 50 years and over, and contributing to the development of prevention practice, a collaborative and comparative study between three nations (England, Australia and the US) was undertaken.
2007

The consequences of divorce for financial living standards in later life

As the first generation that experienced high rates of divorce reaches retirement age, the number of older Australians who have experienced divorce at some point in their lives will increase dramatically in coming decades.
2007
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