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TERRAGON STUDIES

Empirica study: Demand potential for senior living, final report

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Study: Demand potential for senior living 

The potential demand for age-appropriate housing is set to change in the coming years. This has several reasons: The number of senior-citizens will increase significantly as the baby-boomer generation reaches retirement age. Because so many people will attain an advanced age, even with unchanged income and wealth distribution, more households will potentially be interested in an age-appropriate apartment. In addition, the income and wealth situation of older people will also continue to change in the future. In particular, differences in income and wealth are likely to increase. For this reason, TERRAGON and its “Potential Demand for Housing in Age” study, is not calling for just more, but above all, a variety of offers for age-appropriate housing that are tailored to different income levels. 

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TERRAGON study: Provision of assisted-living housing

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For this study, Terragon compared the existing inventory of assisted-living housing with the demographic data of Germany's 30 largest cities, thus quantifying the degree of provision in all cases. The study’s findings reveal extreme differences in provision. For every 100 people aged 70 and over, there were 10.5 assisted-living apartments in Frankfurt am Main, a rate of provision that decreased to just 0.6 in Mönchengladbach. It is striking that the last five cities in the ranking (Bochum, Wuppertal, Duisburg, Gelsenkirchen and Mönchengladbach) are, without exception, all located in North Rhine-Westphalia. Moreover, no general statements can be made about differences in provision between west and east Germany, north and south Germany, or in relation to the size of cities. The only explanation for the differences in provision are the respective policies in the individual municipalities.

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