Accommodation options for elderly people
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Elderly people require a wide range of supports, mostly income support, but also health services, housing support, and social services. Public resources which are allocated are substantial, yet the range of incomes, access to services and housing situation of elderly people is probably wider than for any other population category. As we look to the future in gerontological planning it will be necessary to develop in our planning, the philosophical concepts, the framework for action, the process, and the product. Accommodation policies are important starters because the product is obvious, the process is easily identifiable, the framework for action may be cumbersome, but the philosophical concepts needs a lot of working out. This comes about because of the diversity of the elderly population and the wide variety of needs, resources, problems and conditions.
Speech presented at the Anglican Retirement Villages Jubilee Seminar, Sydney, 26 October 1984 by Adam Graycar, Director, Social Welfare Research Centre, University of New South Wales. This speech is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/