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Encyclopedia of Gerontology

Author: Kendig, H., Pynoos, J.
Type: Book Section
Year: 1996


Housing for older persons involves much more than conventional shelter. The home is the primary base for daily living and it can represent a lifetime of memories. This overview of housing for older people in the United States reviews key concepts, perspectives and living arrangements, discusses housing types and problems and analyses policies and programs that have been developed to improve the housing situation for older persons.

Further Details

Author: Birren, J.
Pages: 703-713
Publish Location: San Diego
Publisher: Academic Press
Accession Number: October, 2010
Keywords: North America, older, housing improvement
Reads: 209