Eres : Digital Library : Works

Paper eres2010_293:
PULL FACTORS TO FINNISH SENIOR HOUSES

id eres2010_293
authors Tyvimaa, Tanja; Gibler, Karen M.
year 2010
title PULL FACTORS TO FINNISH SENIOR HOUSES
source 17th Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Milan, Italy
summary The population is aging in Finland as in other Western countries. While most elderly residents prefer to age in place, some relocate because of push factors that create stress in their current homes and pull factors that attract them to a new dwelling. In last ten years, independent living facilities (senior houses) were developed in Finland as a housing option for seniors. This study examines the important pull factors for seniors who have relocated to a senior house. The analysis is based on survey data collected from residents living in three kinds of senior houses. Overall, grocery shop nearby is the strongest pull factor followed by hospital nearby and access to public transportation. Factor analysis reveals property and neighborhood attributes can be grouped into three factors: onsite services that allow the residents to maintain an active lifestyle with some luxury, everyday services and facilities that would enable aging in place, and physical activity facilities. Activities and onsite services are more important to residents in locations that offer services. Residents have found the type of senior house that supports their lifestyle. Meanwhile, socioeconomic characteristics do not explain differences in what features attract residents. These findings are similar to studies in other countries; seniors look for retirement housing that allows them to maintain their lifestyle and demographic-based segmentation does not offer the best solution for estimating demand for senior housing or marketing units to prospective residents.
keywords senior house, push and pull factors, decision making process
series ERES:conference
email tanja.tyvimaa@tut.fi
more http://www.eres2010.org/index.asp?page=papers_download
content file.ppt (2,235,392 bytes)
discussion No discussions. Post discussion ...
ratings
session Real Estate Development (1)
last changed 2010/08/04 20:47
HOMELOGIN (you are user _anon_764570 from group guest) Powered by SciX Open Publishing Services 1.002