A resource for individuals/households considering aging in place (and what home modifications go along with this decision) vs moving to a different home or retirement community.
As the number of older people in the UK is increasing and people are living longer, loneliness and social isolation is also increasing. There is a growing body of evidence about the role older people’s housing plays in tackling loneliness and social isolation, but a lack of practical guidance for providers and those who work with older people on how to address it.
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.
Homelessness is bad for all our health, and wealth. Homelessness is a measure of our collective success, or otherwise, in reducing inequalities. Evidence tells us that the health of people experiencing homelessness is significantly worse than that of the general population.
Aged care, as it is known in Australia, is usually called ‘long-term care’ or ‘social care’ in other countries. It is organised, funded and delivered in many different ways. Not all countries provide public support, and levels of social protection (public coverage of care costs) vary widely.
Very little is known about the homeless aging population, referred to as the “invisible population” and even less is known about those aging in place within supportive housing and older/elderly adults in institutions who, if provided with long-term supportive services, would be able to return to the community.
Over the past 10 years in the US, the Village model has emerged as a leading model to support aging in the community. The Village model is a pioneering, community-based approach that leverages existing assets and builds stronger ties within the community.
This Alternative Age-friendly Handbook provides a playful and critical exploration of what creative urban practitioners can bring to emerging debates around the creation of Age-friendly Cities. What follows is a series of suggested modes and methods of Age-friendly practice. Small-scale actions and interventions we can start taking now to create Age-friendly spaces.
This summary describes the key elements that make up a lifetime neighbourhood, and sets out how individual residents, communities, local government, practitioners, councillors, the voluntary sector and the private sector can become involved and contribute to the development of lifetime neighbourhoods. It also includes a checklist which sets out a range of issues that residents might want to consi
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