Primary Research

Retirement housing: residents’ experiences

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Retirement housing

Based on information gathered from focus groups and responses to detailed questionnaires, the report paints a generally positive picture of residents’ experiences. It also identifies areas in which additional focus and attention to detail could improve those experiences.

From the report we can see that most residents of retirement housing are looking to continue an active and independent lifestyle for as long as possible, but realise that over time they may have a greater dependency on additional support. The report highlights the need for retirement housing to be designed to include facilities which allow those with reducing mobility to maintain an independent lifestyle for as long as possible; it also points to the desirability of additional support services being made available, such as cleaning and personal care.

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