Find out how housing options for the elderly are changing-and not always for the betterTo maintain or improve their quality of life, many seniors in the United States will move to new locations and into new types of housing. Housing for the Elderly addresses the key aspects of the transitions they'll face, examines how housing programs can help, and looks at the role social workers can play to ensure they remain healthy, happy, and productive as they age. Housing for the Elderly provides the tools to build a comprehensive understanding of how housing is changing to support the growing number of elderly persons in the United States. This unique resource examines a full range of housing options, including assisted-living communities, elder friendly communities, and homelessness; looks at the effects of the Olmstead Decision of 1999, which requires states to place persons with disabilities in community settings rather than in institutions; and summarizes current research on Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities (NORCs). The book also presents a historical perspective of housing issues for the elderly, with a special focus on the discrimination of African-Americans. Topics in Housing for the Elderly include:creating elder friendly communitieshomelessness among the elderly in Torontohousing disparities for older Puerto Ricans in the United Statesgrandparent caregiver housing programshow the Olmstead Decision affects the elderly, social workers, and health care providersNew York State's experience with NORCsrelocation concerns of people living in NORCs the integration of services for the elderly into housing settings-particularly low-income housingmoving from a nursing home to an assisted-living facilityassisted-living and Medicaidand much more!Housing for the Elderly is an essential resource for social work practitioners, administrators, researchers, and academics who deal with the elderly.