Living in your own home for as long as possible
November 18, 2014
In the thesis for his Executive Master of Real Estate, Bert-Jan Hubers outlines the facts with regards to the distribution of income and healthcare needs in an ageing society, that wants to live in its own home for as long as possible.
The Dutch society will notice the consequences of an ageing society, by consisting of more vulnerable elderly people with a greater and more severe health needs. If the current increase of health costs will continue into the future, the collective costs will be unattainable. The government takes measures by organizing healthcare differently, to sober it and by having the elderly pay more out of their own pocket. This is how our government wants to enable the elderly to live at home independently for as long as possible, a wish that - fortunately - is shared by many of the elderly themselves.
But what does all this mean in practice? What adaptions are necessary to meet the new needs? And who are these elderly we are talking about?
Are you interested in an analysis of the facts? The thesis - in Dutch - is online here. Read "Living at home for as long as possible. An investigation into the facilitating measures to enable elderly home-owners to stay at home as long as possible."