Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Ways Of Coping With An Aging Population

Providing HOUSING For Older People:

  • Retirement complexes of apartments or almshouses eg McCarthy and Stone
  • These have voice module/carelines, sockets at hip height, CCTV, provide company/community feel, communal rooms, and easy access
Providing FACILITIES for an Older Population:
  • Keeping older people active eg swimming pools
  • Sports and recreational activities - entry fees are subsidised - as this reduces medical costs
  • Courses eg Tai chi
  • Age concern centres - cost £4.7 billion a year
Providing TRANSPORT for an older population:
  • Older people often give up driving for medical reasons or the high cost
  • Not much public transport in areas they might retire to like Devon compared to somewhere like London
  • Ring and Ride schemes take people right to their door - this helps with shopping and other essential activities
The FUTURE of an ageing population:
  • Devon Penshioners Action Forum - campaigns for better benefits and pensions
  • Policies that lean toward the elderly - policticians try to reach the grey vote

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