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Aging in Place
The Role of Housing and Social Supports

ISBN 9781138881839
Published June 23, 2015 by Routledge
142 Pages

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Book Description

In this highly practical volume, the contributing authors explore some of the dimensions associated with aging in place. There are increasing numbers of older Americans who are faced with fundamental changes in their economic circumstances, health, and marital status which have an impact on their ability to age in place. Without the necessary supports many may have no other choice but to be prematurely or inappropriately placed in costly health care facilities or be forced to move into unfamiliar, less safe, less satisfactory housing environments.

Aging in Place explores some of the dimensions associated with aging in place and informs readers about unmet needs and available living options for elderly persons. Experts discuss a number of crucial factors regarding the availability of social supports and the impact it has on the independence of the elderly, specifically their living arrangements. They address the issue of control and how access to social contact and real choices about services and facilities increases independence among the elderly; congregate housing as an alternative to nursing care for those elderly too frail for less supportive housing; discharge policies concerning frailty in senior living arrangements; and the lack of a full range of services in many alleged full service communities.

Table of Contents

Contents Preface

  • Supportive Relationships in Shared Housing
  • Supporting the Independence of Elderly Residents Through Control Over Their Environment
  • Living Arrangements and Informal Social Support Among the Elderly
  • The Housing and Support Costs of Elderly With Comparable Support Needs Living in Long-Term Care and Congregate Housing
  • A Comparison of the Functional Status of Older Adults Living in Congregate and Independent Housing
  • Which Elderly Home Owners Are Interested in Accessory Apartment Conversion and Home-Sharing
  • Senior Resident Versus Senior Highrise--Liability for Transferring Elderly Residents
  • Influence of Income on Energy Beliefs and Behaviors of Urban Elderly
  • Continuing/Life Care Facilities and the Continuum of Care
  • Reference Notes Included

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