Title

Private residential accommodation for the elderly : geographical aspects of developments in Devon

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers

Publication Date

1-1-1986

Volume

11

Issue

2

First Page

155

Last Page

173

Keywords

Private residential accommodation, elderly, migration, planning controls, entrepreneurs, ageing, hoursing for elderly, medical geography

Abstract

The growth of private residential accommodation for elderly persons is a marked national trend in Britian and it has also become locationally concentrated. This paper reviews recent developments in this sector of housing provision for the elderly, and focuses on evidence of a detailed survey of private residential homes in Devon. The geographical origins of residents are more restricted than is sometimes supposed and homes do not seem to be an immediate factor in the migration of elderly persons. The previous use of buildings is important and links with the tourist trade are discussed. The background of the proprietors of the homes is investigated, highlighting the nature of homes as 'family businesses'. This sector of housing for the elderly is very important as public policy seems to be relying on it for future care. Therefore, some important trends and possible developments are outlined.-Authors

DOI

10.2307/622003

Print ISSN

00202754

E-ISSN

14755661

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 1986 The Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers)

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Phillips, D. R., & Vincent, J. A. (1986). Private residential accommodation for the elderly: Geographical aspects of developments in Devon. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 11(2), 155-173. doi: 10.2307/622003