1st Edition

Aging in Place





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ISBN 9780895031136
Published June 15, 1993 by Routledge
141 Pages

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"Aging in place" is among the newer terms to be included along with "senior citizen," "golden agers," and others in the lexicon of gerontology. Since aging is a lifelong process and each of us occupies three-dimensional space, we are, of course, always aging in place, but two factors have caused aging in place to emerge as a salient concern for gerontological policy makers. The first is the explosive growth of homeownership after World War II, the other is the perception that thousands of older people have been flowing into nursing homes unnecessarily when they can and should remain in their own home or apartment.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Aging in Place James J. Callahan, Jr. Where Elders Live Phyllis H. Mutschler

Psychological Aspects of Staying at Home Barry S. Fogel

Strategies for Home Modification and Repair Jon Pynoos

Aging in Place: The Role of Families Barbara M. Silverstone and Amy Horowitz

If You Build It, They May Not Come Leah Dobkin

The Hartford House: Home Modifications in Action Beverly Hynes-Grace

Frail Elders and the Suburbs Patrick H. Hare

Aging in Place: The Role of Formal Human Services John N. Morris and Shirley A. Morris

Aging in Place: The Experience of African American and Other Minority Elders John H. Skinner

Aging in Place: Rural Issues Theodore H. Koff

Supportive Services in Senior Housing: New Partnerships Between Housing Sponsors and Residents Susan C. Lanspery

Supportive Services in Senior Housing: Preliminary Evidence on Feasibility and Impact Judith Feder, William Scanlon and Julia Howard

Aging in Place From North to South Margaret Clemons

The Bay Area Independent Elders Program: Community Support as a Resource for Aging in Place Lori Andersen

Moving from Outdoor to Indoor Plumbing: Decreasing the Risk of Institutionalization Among Appalachian Elders William S. Hubbard, Rosemary Blieszner, and Jeffrey W. London

Neighborhoods That Make Sense: Community Allies for Elders Aging in Place Patrick Cullinane

With Elders in Mind Mary Sit

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