Living in a retirement village: choice, contracts, and constraints

Petersen, Maree, Tilse, Cheryl and Cockburn, Tina (2017) Living in a retirement village: choice, contracts, and constraints. Journal of Housing for the Elderly, 31 3: 1-14. doi:10.1080/02763893.2017.1280580

Author Petersen, Maree
Tilse, Cheryl
Cockburn, Tina
Title Living in a retirement village: choice, contracts, and constraints
Journal name Journal of Housing for the Elderly   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1540-353X
Publication date 2017-03-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/02763893.2017.1280580
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 31
Issue 3
Start page 1
End page 14
Total pages 14
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Routledge
Language eng
Abstract Retirement village living is a growing housing option for older people. Research to date has focused primarily on the social milieu of the village with limited attention to the legal and financial obligations associated with this form of specialized seniors' housing. Using data from a survey of 312 Australian residents, this article suggests while residents place financial and legal obligations at the forefront when considering relocation and during residency, there is variability in professional advice and constraints on choices when needs and capacities change. The distinctive obligations associated with retirement village living require greater attention to ensure an informed lifestyle decision.
Keyword Australia
Retirement villages
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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