Retirement communities: Ageism exists even among the elderly

In research—published in The Gerontologist—80 in-depth interviews were carried out with older about their experiences of living in villages across the UK and Australia. The researchers were particularly interested in why people sought out retirement living and how their needs matched or contradicted those of other residents. It was not expected to find such high levels of resentment among residents—but they did.

Retirement living is big business. It is estimated that around 5% of Australians, 6% of Americans, and 1% of UK citizens over 65 live in a retirement .

Read the full article which records the views and opinions of people interviewed here…at source: Retirement communities: Ageism exists even among the elderly – new research

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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