Major increase in retirement communities needed to keep up with ageing population

What we want: Future-proofing retirement housing in England Publication Date: 18 February 2021 Retirement communities – housing designed specifically with emerging care needs in mind – are one solution for addressing important issues around housing and care in later life. Yet only 0.7% of people aged 65+ in the UK live in specific housing-with-care models.Continue reading “Major increase in retirement communities needed to keep up with ageing population”

The Great Escape From Woodlands Nursing Home By Joanna Nell

At nearly ninety, retired nature writer Hattie Bloom prefers the company of birds to people, but when a fall lands her in a nursing home she struggles to cope with the loss of independence and privacy. From the confines of her ‘room with a view’ – of the car park! – she dreams of escape.Continue reading “The Great Escape From Woodlands Nursing Home By Joanna Nell”

The ‘housing-with-care’ sector and the investment opportunity within

…a surge in demand for accommodation that allows older people to feel safe and supported in their own homes. The attractiveness of the retirement living model in terms of its ability to flex access to care and health and wellbeing support is central to its success. Read the blog of Nick Edwards, chief operating officerContinue reading “The ‘housing-with-care’ sector and the investment opportunity within”

Too Little, Too Late? Housing for An Ageing Population

Too Little, Too Late? Housing for An Ageing Population – Resource Library – Resources – Housing LIN This report by the CASS Business School and Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation was commissioned by ARCO and advocates a holistic policy agenda including a national plan and a key role for local authorities and healthContinue reading “Too Little, Too Late? Housing for An Ageing Population”

Qualitative study of loneliness in a senior housing community: the importance of wisdom and other coping strategies

Abstract Objective: Older adults are at a high risk for loneliness, which impacts their health, well-being, and longevity. While related to social isolation, loneliness is a distinct, internally experienced, distressing feeling. The present qualitative study sought to identify characteristics of loneliness in older adults living independently within a senior housing community, which is typically designedContinue reading “Qualitative study of loneliness in a senior housing community: the importance of wisdom and other coping strategies”

Health and Wellbeing Innovation Commission Inquiry: Retirement Communities and Care Homes

Retirement Communities and Care Homes Notwithstanding the significant importance many older people place on staying in their family homes, the focus in this inquiry has been on the alternative destinations to private family homes: primarily, specialist housing with ageing in mind as well as residential care settings. This report sets out examples of effective innovationContinue reading “Health and Wellbeing Innovation Commission Inquiry: Retirement Communities and Care Homes”

Designing inclusive Later Living communities for HAPPI residents

Housing LIN Case Study 152 features three award winning developments for retirement living operator PegasusLife, designed by Proctor and Matthews Architects. It explores how the HAPPI design principles have come to life in each to promote social inclusion where older people are empowered to live an independent and socially active life at the heart ofContinue reading “Designing inclusive Later Living communities for HAPPI residents”

Study of Retirement Communities shows huge health, well-being and security benefits for residents

In-depth research by ARCO (Associated Retirement Community Operators) shows older people are healthier and more active in specialist housing-with-care. The largest and most in-depth poll ever conducted of UK retirement community residents and prospective residents has found that people who live in retirement communities have healthier, more active, more social, more secure and happier livesContinue reading “Study of Retirement Communities shows huge health, well-being and security benefits for residents”