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Age-specific housing for low to moderate-income older people (Final Report)

AHURI UNSW-UWS Research Centre

Author: Bridge, C., Davy, L., Judd, B., Flatau, P. , Morris, A. , Phibbs, P.
Year: 2010
Type: Journal Article


With larger numbers of older people in Australia living longer and limited social and public funds available to support this ageing population, there is increasing demand for age-appropriate and affordable housing that can adequately encompass the care needs of older people with low to moderate-incomes. Care services provided by the formal aged care sector can be divided into two broad categories: community or home based care, and care provided in residential aged care facilities. This project investigates a third category of care, provided in a housing environment that is not the private home, and not an institution. ‘Age-specific housing’ is defined in this project as accommodation or dwellings that have been specifically constructed for, modified for, or allocated to older people. This project focuses on evaluating affordable housing options that allow access to low to moderate-income older people.

Further Details

Author Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute
Full Title AHURI UNSW-UWS Research Centre
Issue Report No. 174
Accession Number November, 2010
Research Notes Electronic copy added 14/10/2013
Keywords AustraliaolderHousingageing in placeHealth

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