Articles | Volume 59, issue 4
31 Dec 2004
 | 31 Dec 2004

Housing options for the elderly : giving up the owner occupied single familiy [i.e. family] home

W. R. Horne

Abstract. The aim of this paper is to explore housing alternatives for the elderly. Staying in a single family owner occupied home is compared with moving to a mobile home, a condominium, or rental property, in terms of cost, services available, and location within the city of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Interviews, promotional material and published reports are used to research these choices and their availability. Three groups of elderly are identified: those who live in low income apartments, those who remain in their homes, and those who live in age segregated communities including mobile home parks, condominiums and private rental apartments.