Optimizing Housing for the Elderly: Homes Not Houses, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Optimizing Housing for the Elderly

Homes Not Houses, 1st Edition

By Leon A Pastalan


172 pages

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Discover the diverse range of housing options available to the elderly population with this excellent new book. This timely volume addresses the public policy and design and development issues that must necessarily face those concerned with housing our steadily growing elderly population. The chapters cover a broad spectrum of populations including elderly people in “aging ghettoes” in suburbia, continuing care retirement community residents, full-time recreational vehicle travelers, and the homeless elderly. The authoritative contributors go beyond descriptions of wide-ranging elderly housing options and delve into the central themes that influence them all.

Optimizing Housing for the Elderly explores some common considerations such as personal security, food and medical services, independence, and social interaction, that are important determining factors when selecting a style of housing, and addresses economic questions including advice on reducing costs in popular continuing care retirement communities, currently inaccessible to lower-income elderly people. Professionals involved in any aspect of housing for the elderly will benefit from the information in this insightful book.

Table of Contents

Contents Introduction

  • Supportive Housing Preferences Among the Elderly
  • Yanks Versus Brits: American Compared With English Retirement Homes
  • Can the Elderly Be Differentiated By Housing Alternatives?
  • Features of Lower-Cost Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Learning From Cost Analysis
  • Housing Preferences of Vulnerable Elders in Suburbia
  • Toward a Definition of Assisted-Living
  • Full-Timers: Who Are These Older People Who Are Living in Their RVs?
  • Personal Coping Strategies of the Elderly in Housing Emergencies: Clue to Interventions to Prevent Homelessness and Institutionalization
  • Reference Notes Included

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gerontology