Awareness and attitudes toward age-restricted communities in Finland

Tyvimaa, Tanja (2014) Awareness and attitudes toward age-restricted communities in Finland. Senior Housing and Care Journal, 22(1), pp. 59-73.

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Abstract

The average population age has been increasing for decades. In the U.S., the history of retirement communities in some states is relatively long, reaching back to the 1920s. In Finland, with one of the fastest-growing elderly population and highest total dependency ratios, seniors housing is a relatively new market within the residential housing business. Some studies have reported that only a small percentage of seniors are willing to move into age-restricted communities in Finland. This study analyzes awareness and attitudes of Finnish people toward age-restricted housing for seniors and toward seniors living in these communities. The results show that the majority of Finns were undecided if “senior houses” were the same as assisted living facilities. The respondents associated age-restricted communities with institutional housing for lonely elderly people with illnesses. The results of this study will help investors and developers understand how potential customers see age-restricted housing for seniors. Also, managers of senior houses can use the results for clarifying the idea of senior houses.

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ID Code: 91377
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1941-7187
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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Deposited On: 18 Dec 2015 01:10
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2016 06:52

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