Lecture 18 - Housing of the Elderly

Lecture 18 - Housing of the Elderly - Housing of the...

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Housing of the Elderly Lecture 18
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Housing Affordability affects ability to afford other necessities of life. Housing located near hospitals, doctors, shopping, transportation, and recreational facilities can facilitate access to services that can enhance the quality of life. Housing also be a place of memories of the past and a connection to friends and neighbors. Housing with supportive features and
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Housing Situation of Elders 80% live in single family detached dwelling units or apartments 7.2% reside in mobile homes 8% reside in specifically planned aged communities - active retirement communities to nursing homes 5% in nursing homes
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Housing Ownership 2009
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Living Arrangements With whom older persons live can influence housing affordability, space needs, and the ability to age in place. About 54% of older persons live with their spouses, 31% live alone, almost 13% live with related persons other than their spouse and about 2% live with unrelated persons. With increasing age, older persons
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Attachments to Homes Strong psychological attachments to their homes related to length of residence raised their children and memories connection to an array of familiar persons and places Home is an extension of their own personalities which is found in the furnishings and decor. Sense of economic security for the future 80% of older persons want to stay in their
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Types of Housing Problems Affordability
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30% + of Household Income on Housing
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