Category: Assisted living

Have home, need services: Part 2, where’s the business model?

25 June, 2010 (10:15) | Apartments, Assisted living, Elderly, Homeownership, Innovations, Policy, Tenure, US News |

By: David A. Smith   [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.]   Yesterday we explored homesharing, as the term is known, a tenure configuration in which a young poor person rents space in the house owned by an older person (usually a woman) who needs the in-house chores and services.   Looks great in theory HomeShare […]

Have home, need services: Part 1, who’s the client?

24 June, 2010 (12:40) | Apartments, Assisted living, Elderly, Homeownership, Innovations, Policy, Tenure, US News |

By: David A. Smith   Though we esteem homeownership, and imagine it as being a domicile for ever more, our reality is that we will live in many homes throughout our lives – and like the Sphinx’s man, who walks on four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon, and three in the evening, […]