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, […]

Elderly housing: the best is yet to be?

30 January, 2005 (17:07) | Assisted living, Elderly, Public housing |

Using illustration-by-example, today’s New York Times (subscription required) focuses on assisted living, a fast-growing tenure option that is also a challenge for housing policy:   In the last decade the number of elderly Americans in assisted living has tripled, to nearly one million, and industry experts say the residents, overwhelmingly widowed women with an average […]