Ageing in Place or Late Life Move?. The Malaysian elderly generation housing options


  • Hafiszah Ismail Centre of Studies for Estate Management, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Faridah Muhamad Halil Centre of Studies for Quantity Surveying, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Aida Wati Zainan Abidin Centre of Studies for Statistical and Decision Science, Faculty of Computer and Mathematical Sciences. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mohamad Sufian Hasim Centre of Studies for Building Surveying, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia



Ageing in Place, Generations, Elderly (Senior) housing, Residential Environment Preferences


The elderly generation is distinctive, and this reflects their housing preferences. This study aims to offer an outline of the Malaysian generational elderly housing preferences. The main objectives of this study; (i) To define elderly; (ii) To classify the features of elderly housing preferences; and (iii) To ascertain the elderly housing preferences by generations. This study applies mixed-method strategy and shown; (i) Health; (ii) Safety; (iii) Convenience; (iv) Community; and (v) Amenity as the preferred elderly housing features. This study guides the main actors of property development on the preferred elderly housing by the Malaysian generations.

Keywords: Ageing in Place; Generations, Elderly (Senior) housing; Residential Environment Preferences

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How to Cite

Ismail, H., Muhamad Halil, F., Zainan Abidin, A. W., & Hasim, M. S. (2020). Ageing in Place or Late Life Move?. The Malaysian elderly generation housing options. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies, 5(18), 1–17.