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Housing modification needs of the disabled elderly: What really matters?

Environment & Behavior

Author: Gilderbloom, J. I., Markham, J. P.
Year: 1996
Type: Journal Article

Abstract:

Examination of 1978 census & housing survey data from 1,895 disabled respondents (Rs) age 65+ in the US concerning whether any of 13 housing modifications would be helpful disclosed that persons who lived alone, those in poor health, & men expressed the greatest need for housing modification. R's age had a statistically significant but modest impact. As health worsened, grab bars, handrails, & push bars were modifications desired to enable aging in place. Speculations are advanced as to why 40% of Rs were reluctant to endorse housing modifications.


Further Details

Pages 512-535
Volume 28
Issue 4
Accession Number November, 2010
Keywords North America, mobility, modification, assistive device

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