Senior housing

20 January 2020

Italy is among the least "young" nations in the world, this is the trend that is increasingly accentuated also for the future.

The real estate sector will have to take this orientation into account in future programs.

Medical research shows that the age to be considered elderly is 75. But it is clear that even people over 75 continue to be very active and independent.

The European Union, for some time now, has launched a project to promote the so-called active aging, which allows the elderly to fulfill themselves in terms of employment, socio-cultural presence and independence.

The parameters taken into consideration are life expectancy, inner well-being, the use of technologies and the degree of connectivity.

In Italy to date, for those who are no longer entirely self-sufficient, and do not have the support of the family, they have resorted to health care residences and nursing homes or nursing homes, with enormous costs, both for families and for the society.

Another solution for a still self-sufficient person, who owns a real estate unit, is to transfer the bare ownership, reserving the usufruct.

However, this practice, in addition to "losing" an asset in the hereditary axis, does not however solve the need for assistance and solitude. In addition, ordinary management costs are borne by the usufructuary, who will continue to use the property.

For some years the world of real estate has been accessing the headlights on a new product called senior housing.

The types of properties intended for senior housing consist of apartments whose internal distribution of space is configured to meet the new needs of the residents.

The apartments for sale or rent, have larger bathrooms, with an additional room for a possible assistant or family person.

Basically, the focal point of these structures are the common spaces and services. The restaurant and gym are important places to socialize in addition to active medical assistance, for assistance.

All this allows us to satisfy the needs of autonomy and privacy, with those of living in a safe context in terms of physical condition, which favors socializing.

Lake Maggiore, with its important locations such as Stresa, Arona and Verbania, is certainly an ideal tourist area to attract investments to develop elegant apartments for sale or for rent.

Our real estate agency Stresa Luxury Real Estate, is able to offer and support investors interested in the development of properties for the construction of senior housing.

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