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Reliance on service integrated housing in Canada compared to Ukraine

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seniors, Service Integrated Housing

Abstract (summary)

As of 2019, nine percent of the world’s population was 65 or older. That is 703 million people who identify as senior members of society (United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division, 2019). This number will only continue to increase as the baby boom generation ages and as people live longer lives. This influx of seniors is aided by advances in medical technologies and reduced lifestyle risks, increasing overall health levels and decreasing the number of premature deaths. All this equates to severe issues for senior housing, as nations worldwide are faced with limited resources and funding. Seniors might traditionally turn to supportive housing to ensure their independence and overall comfort are maintained in their final years. Both formal and informal supports ease the burden of aging populations on families and governments. By formal support, this project refers to government assistance programs and solutions such as supportive housing initiatives, home care services, hospitals, or private housing institutions. The term Service Integrated Housing (SIH) is utilized within this project as an all-encompassing term for the various formal housing initiatives implemented as an institutional approach to senior care and housing. Defining informal support refers to cultural provisions such as multigenerational homes, social networks of family and friends, and community volunteers. Both forms of support (formal and informal) are important in maintaining a senior’s health and happiness when they need assistance with life’s daily activities. Within this research article, I will identify plausible causes for increased reliance on Service Integrated Housing in Canada compared to Ukraine through an exploration of cultural norms, reasons to seek support, and monetary spending.

Publication Information

Durocher, S. (2022). Reliance on service integrated housing in Canada compared to Ukraine. Crossing Borders: Student Reflections on Global Social Issues, 4(1).


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Student Article



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