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


Service Awareness among the Elderly

Journal of Gerontological Social Work

Author: Krout, J. A.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1985


In-depth personal interview data collected from 101 residents aged 60+ of a small urban community are used to assess the elderly's awareness of "in-home" vs "aging network" services. Awareness levels are found to be considerably higher for the latter. Multiple regression analysis reveals that age, education, & self-assessed health are significantly related to awareness of both services. In-home service awareness is also related to sex, marital status, number of sick days, & whether or not an individual lives alone. Contact with informal networks is not related to service awareness.

Further Details

Pages: 7-19
Volume: 9
Issue: 1
Accession Number: 20.5.03
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 17/07/2013
Keywords: olderService deliveryservice provisionawareness
Reads: 180