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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