Housing adaptation for seniors
Output 1 : Demonstration actions to empower 55+ to better adapt their housing to remain independant at home for longer
The housing enabler
The housing enabler is a tool created by Susanne Iwarsson and Bjorn Slaug and is used worldwide by occupational therapists. Partners have been trained in order to use the tool and 100 houses and flats have been screened in Belgium and the NL to use the same tool. Screening methodology
Screening of houses (results)
Are our West Flemish houses suitable for ageing in place?
Following the screening methodology, 110 houses and flats were screened in Belgium and 50 were screened in the Netherland. The result is summarised here : Are our West Flemish houses suitable for ageing in place?
Screening of districts
Le vieillissement de la population dans l’agglomération Boulonnaise, diagnostic et propositions d'actions
In France, a study has been done on the whole boulogne district council (22 communes) : it is a diagnostic on the type of housing per neighborhood + portion of seniors in the population per neighborhood in order to plan strategies for the future regarding housing for seniors. Le vieillissement de la population dans l’agglomération Boulonnaise
How to age in place for the elderly have been created by Vives
Awareness videos on how to age in place for the elderly have been created by Vives, WAC and Eurasanté. They can be seen on the key document section/ videos.
Virtual visit of the HIPA
Eurasanté developed their HIPA on line so that visits can be done from your screen. It has been done in the 3 languages of the programme :