Finnish seniors’ move to a senior house: Examining the push and pull factors

Tyvimaa, Tanja & Kemp, Candace L. (2011) Finnish seniors’ move to a senior house: Examining the push and pull factors. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 25(1), pp. 50-71.

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The purpose of this article is to explore the factors influencing residential decisions of Finnish seniors. Analysis draws on qualitative data gathered from in-depth interviews and open-ended survey questions completed by 37 seniors living in three independent living facilities in Finland. Content analysis was used to identify key factors pushing residents out of their former living situations and pulling them into their respective independent living facility. Analysis indicates that different senior houses attract different types of residents. Nevertheless, as a group, they reported similar motivational factors relating to community, physical, and social environments and to their personal circumstances.

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ID Code: 91374
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: senior housing, relocation, later life, decision to move, push and pull factors
DOI: 10.1080/02763893.2011.545742
ISSN: 1540-353X
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2015 00:36
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016 04:19

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