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Factors related to perceived difficulty of remaining in one's current home in the later years.

International Sociological Association paper

Author: Combs, E. Raedene, Sherman, Sonia
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1990


Three factors are hypothesized to either facilitate or constrain independent living for the elderly person: the individual, the service/provider, & the housing environment. Here, interactions among these factors in predicting aging persons' perceived difficulty of remaining in their current home are investigated, using interview data collected in 1987/88 from 192 elderly persons in Nebraska. About 25% of the respondents believe it will be somewhat to very difficult to remain in their current home. Equal proportions (38%) either do not think it will be difficult, or are not sure how difficult it will be. Factors & characteristics (socioeconomic, health, mobility, family, contact with others, housing, location, services, etc) related to perceived difficulty of remaining in the current home as one ages are identified.

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Accession Number: 28.3.03
Keywords: older, health improvement, housing improvement
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