The Centre for Ageing Better held a recent round table to look at how to help older people ‘age well in place.’
Most people want to stay within their home environment for as long as possible. In a major report with Ipsos MORI – Later Life in 2015 – the Centre for Ageing Better found that having strong social connections helps some people to overcome disadvantages such as poor health or a lack of financial security. Many older people had been in their home for a number of years so had strong networks and were, understandably, reluctant to move out of their home, which were full of memories and often the place where they had raised their family.
Ways to support older people to age well were considered including access to good and reliable independent information, and also more desirable products, which are attractive and meet lifetime standards.
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