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Aging in place: adjusting to late life changes

Journal of Social Behavior & Personality

Author: Klein, H. A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1994


Age-related decrements in health & in physical, sensory, & cognitive capacities sometimes challenge the adjustment & satisfaction of older adults with their long-term community homes. The ability to adapt to & accommodate these changes is described in a functional model. Home satisfaction depends on the individual's fit with the home & on personal & social characteristics. Fit with the home is a function of the limitations imposed by health & by the physical & sensory capacities of individuals in the context of the objective features of their homes; however, objective features of the home can be altered. The model highlights appropriate modes of intervention so that older adults can stay in their homes as long as possible.

Further Details

Pages: 153-168
Volume: 5
Issue: special
Accession Number: 15.5.03
Keywords: older, cognitive, modification
Reads: 258