Impacts of Home Modifications on Aging-in-Place

Eunju Hwang, Linda Cummings, Andrew Sixsmith, Judith Sixsmith

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    Abstract

    The purpose of this study is to analyze the relationship between home modifications and aging-in-place. Using the ENABLE-AGE United Kingdom sample (N = 376), the authors hypothesize that seniors who have modified their housing are likely to have stayed longer in their current housing. There is a positive relationship between home modifications and aging-in-place. The results underscore the importance of supportive environment to prolong living in housing settings.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)246-257
    Number of pages12
    JournalJournal of Housing for the Elderly
    Volume25
    Issue number3
    Early online date16 Aug 2011
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011

    Keywords

    • Aging-in-place
    • Home modifications
    • Older people
    • Physical environment

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