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Older persons and their housing: today and tomorrow

Springfield, IL, USA: Charles C Thomas, Publisher

Author: Blank, T. O.
Year: 1988
Type: Journal Article


A valuable contribution to the literature on aging, this book addresses such questions as: How are older persons housed today?; What effect does type of housing have on satisfaction, self-care and social activity?; and How will changes in both financial and physical aspects of construction, design and technology relate to changes in the needs and wants of the older population in the coming decades? The author discusses the demographic, physical, social, and economic aspects of both older persons and their housing environments; explores the four common housing types in community living, congregate housing, retirement communities, and highly specialized institutions; and presents innovative approaches to future housing design, maintenance, and financing. Extensive, topical bibliographies further enhance the usefulness of the text to interested planners, service providers, and consumers.

Further Details

Volume 304
Accession Number 12.3.03
Electronic Resource Number .
Keywords older, housing improvement, design, maintenance

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