Translating high quality research specific to better design and building practice

Research Library

The HMinfo Research Library contains an in-depth collection of materials on home modifications and related subjects.

The Research Library does not lend books and other items. Under special circumstances, requests to use the library may be made by emailing .

Library Search


Philosophical considerations in programming for the older adult

Activities, Adaptation & Aging

Author: Harvey, L.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1982


A review of philosophical considerations underlying program planning for the older adult. A brief description of the present state of provision is presented emphasizing the diversional, temporary nature of these services. A human resource accounting model is used to critique the lack of a sound philosophy behind programs in the aging industry. An alternate philosophy, based on the existential school of thought, is offered, founded on the notion of life review as an essential task in the last stages of life. Focus is on motivating the planner to examine the philosophical underpinnings of their programs for the older adult & to determine if the existence of these programs can be justified.

Further Details

Pages: 7-16
Volume: 2
Issue: 4
Accession Number: 30.4.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 22/08/2013
Keywords: Asiaolderpolicy compliancehealth improvement
Reads: 208