Generations

Articles from Vol. 29, No. 4, Winter

A Place Called Home: Not-for-Profit Organizations Provide Innovative Housing and Services for Older Adults
Affordable and homelike models.Across the United States, not-for-profit providers of aging services are experimenting with ways to use senior housing as a platform for services. These programs enable elders to live more independently at a lower cost....
Assisted Living in All of Its Guises
An increasing variety of approaches to design, operation, regulation, and payment.During the past fifteen years, a great deal has been written about the promises and pitfalls of "assisted living" as a viable new model of long-term care. More critical...
Community Partnerships for Older Adults: Meeting the Housing Challenge
An unusual alliance of developers, service providers, officials, and elders.In Cobb County, Georgia, part of the metropolitan Atlanta area, a zoning change made in early 2005 now makes it easier to build housing for older adults in suburban neighborhoods....
Future Steps: Housing a Mature Society
The search for a workable balance.Mark me as one of the members of a maturing society. I am, to be sure, even more reluctant than ever to accept chronological age as an individual defining characteristic. And it is not because as a sociologist I think...
Home at the End of the Rainbow
Supportive housing for LGBT elders.Home is a weighty term, packed with reference to everything from the physical and environmental space surrounding individuals to the psychological and emotional space of the individual. Such multidimensionality is insufficiently...
How to Match an Older Adult with the Right Housing
There is no one right answer.How do older adults get matched with the right mix of services and housing? It is a still evolving process with clearly unscientific answers. First, someone has to care enough to pay attention to what individual older people...
Introduction
In tackling a topic as broad and complex as senior housing and the intersection of individual needs for housing and supportive services, with affordability, accessibility, and acceptability, the first challenge is defining the subject. Housing can be...
Linking Services to Housing: Who Will Provide the Care?
What is known about workforce issues in this realm?The paraprofessional long-term-care work-force-nursing assistants, home health and homecare aides, personal-care attendants, and personal services workers-forms the centerpiece of the formal longterm-care...
Livable Communities for Older People
Independence, services, and connection.How older people interact with their environment can have important consequences not only for their personal independence, but also for their ability to remain socially active and connected to the people around...
Our Guest Editor
My mother suffered a debilitating stroke at an early age and ended up in a nursing facility," says Keren Brown Wilson, this issue's guest editor. "At the time, there were no meals on wheels or other community services. A nursing home was the only option....
Retrofitting Homes and Buildings: Improving Sites for Long-Term-Care Delivery
A revised goal: Away from the old 'continuum' toward more integrated living.Athough the aging of the population is by now a commonly accepted fact of life, the aging of the housing stock is an issue that requires more attention. The existing housing...
Small Board-and-Care Homes in the Age of Assisted Living
The challenge of defining, licensing and monitoring these 'mom and pop' settings.The past decade has seen the development of regulation for assisted living across the United States (Mollica, 2002), forcing policy makers to consider whether and how to...
Supportive Housing for Frail, Low-Income Older Adults: Identifying Need and Allocating Resources
What factors should be taken into account?In 2003, the congressionally appointed Seniors Commission identified major shortfalls in the current and future availability'of affordable rental housing with supportive services (personal care, social services,...
The Coming Home Demonstration Program: A Model for Development of Affordable Assisted Living
The challenge of blending housing programs with services for older people on Medicaid.It has always been a challenge to create financially viable community-based housing with services for people with low incomes. This challenge has substantially limited...
The Sad State of Affordable Housing for Older People
A crisis looms.A crisis exists for older Americans who need affordable housing, and the crisis is getting worse. Decreased production, dwindling resources, and conversion of affordable properties to market rate all contribute to the crisis identified...
Using Technology to Improve Delivery of Care
Bob Dylan was right.In 1964, when Bob " Dylan published the song "The Times They Are A-Changin'," nursing homes were emerging as the recognized care delivery system for elders with chronic medical conditions. Assisted living, foster care, and home concierge...
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