Pull factors attracting residents to Finnish senior houses

Tyvimaa, Tanja & Gibler, Karen M. (2012) Pull factors attracting residents to Finnish senior houses. International Real Estate Review, 15(2), pp. 165-188.

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Most elderly Finnish residents prefer to age in place, but some relocate because of push factors that create stress in their current homes and pull factors that attract them to a new dwelling. This survey examines the important pull factors that attract seniors to senior houses. Grocery nearby is the strongest pull factor followed by hospital or medical center and public transportation. A factor analysis reveals that attributes can be grouped into three factors: onsite services that allow the residents to maintain an active lifestyle with some luxury, everyday services and facilities that would enable aging in place, and physical activity facilities. Residents have chosen the type of senior housing that supports their lifestyle. Meanwhile, socioeconomic characteristics do not explain the differences in the types of features that attract residents.

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ID Code: 91375
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Senior house; Push and pull factor; Relocation
ISSN: 2154-8919
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 18 Dec 2015 00:30
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2016 06:56

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