Housing

Older adult standing in her home.

“Housing is more than just mere shelter- it is an important determinant of one’s physical, mental; and emotional well-being.” - Kochera A, Straight A, Guterbock, T. Beyond 50.05: A Report on the Nation on Livable Communities. Creating Environments for Successful Aging. American Association of Retired Persons. May 2005.

Organizations that may fit into this sector

  • Housing with services (e.g. supportive housing, supports for daily living)
  • Long term care homes
  • Retirement homes
  • Builders and developers
  • Planning departments
  • Private housing (e.g. houses, seniors apartments, condominiums, life leases)
  • Federal, provincial and municipal housing agencies

Housing within the dementia context

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