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Community and ageing: Maintaining quality of life in housing with care settings

Simon Evans

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420718
eISBN:
9781447301905
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420718.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

Specialist forms of housing with care are becoming increasingly popular in the United Kingdom, largely as a result of the ageing of the population and the relative wealth of the latest generation of ... More


Introduction

Simon Evans

in Community and ageing: Maintaining quality of life in housing with care settings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420718
eISBN:
9781447301905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420718.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter begins by describing two particular forms of housing for later life that have become extremely popular — retirement villages and extra care housing. As growing numbers of older people ... More


An international perspective on retirement villages

Simon Evans

in Community and ageing: Maintaining quality of life in housing with care settings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420718
eISBN:
9781447301905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420718.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter discusses the development of housing and care options for older people outside the UK. It explores how retirement ‘communities’ first appeared in Europe as schemes with religious ... More


Promoting a sense of community in housing with care settings

Simon Evans

in Community and ageing: Maintaining quality of life in housing with care settings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420718
eISBN:
9781447301905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420718.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter examines how community is conceptualised, promoted, and perceived in housing with care settings. This includes a consideration of how providers have attempted to create communities in ... More


Changing communities and older people

Simon Evans

in Community and ageing: Maintaining quality of life in housing with care settings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420718
eISBN:
9781447301905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420718.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter explores how communities might continue to change over the next 20 years and the impact these changes might have on the quality of life of older people. It suggests that many older ... More


Conclusion

Simon Evans

in Community and ageing: Maintaining quality of life in housing with care settings

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847420718
eISBN:
9781447301905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847420718.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

This chapter examines the theories of community in relation to housing with care settings. It argues that, despite a range of social changes, physical place remains important as a venue for social ... More


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