What makes older people choose residential care, and are there alternatives?

Pippa Stilwell (Oxford Brookes University)
Andrew Kerslake (Oxford Brookes University)

Housing, Care and Support

ISSN: 1460-8790

Publication date: 1 December 2004


This article summarises some results of an interview survey of older people recently admitted to care homes which aimed to estimate how many might have been able to take advantage of Extra Care housing provision as an alternative. Information was collected via interview and semi‐structured questionnaire relating to 36 older people, their circumstances prior to admission and the factors which were decisive in directing them towards residential care. It was estimated that two‐thirds of the older people included in the survey could have benefited actively from Extra Care provision, either currently or at the time of an earlier move.


Stilwell, P. and Kerslake, A. (2004), "What makes older people choose residential care, and are there alternatives?", Housing, Care and Support, Vol. 7 No. 4, pp. 4-8. https://doi.org/10.1108/14608790200400024

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