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Friday, August 20, 2010

Live with the kids - you must be joking

Australians prefer the “ageing in place” option rather than any of the alternatives.

When asked to nominate which options they would like to deal with their future housing needs, more than 90% of older home Australian home owners said they wanted to stay in their homes and wanted to be able to modify them with grab rails or other devices to suit their needs.

Moving into their children's homes was distinctly unappealing - fewer than one in five said they would even consider it. If anything, the opposite is happening and the kids are moving back to live with their parents.

Australians appear to have the same attitudes, at least about housing, as their US and European peers. Dick Stroud

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