The influence of the family on the future housing ...

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Title The influence of the family on the future housing preferences of seniors in Canada
Author(s) Lori E. Weeks, O. Branton, Thomy H. Nilsson
Journal Housing, Care & Support
Date 2005
Volume 8
Issue
Start page 29
End page 34
Abstract We addressed how family factors influenced the future housing preferences of seniors. A total of 100 adults ranging in age from 65 to 98 participated in face-to-face interviews. The vast majority of the respondents had no plans to move, and most wanted to remain living in close proximity to family. The results showed several linkages between family support currently provided and the future housing preferences of seniors. The results of this study have implications for developing programmes and services to support seniors and their family members to accommodate ageing in place. Further research is needed to understand more completely how family factors influence seniors' housing preferences.
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