Home is where the health is… ageing well in place

"The ageing-in-place agenda posits that the preferred environment for older adults to age in is the community, where they can remain active, engaged, socially connected, and independent.

The question is – have we as a society paid more than lip service to that aspiration? Have we fostered and nurtured the civic and care capacity to respond in full to that desire or have and are the visions of ageing in place becoming rooted in the soil of delusion? How prepared is Scotland to enable people to age healthily in place?"

The blog explores this issue of healthy ageing in place – through three perspectives, namely legislative, finance and the built environment. Read it in full at Scottish Care (opens new window)