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The evolution of home modification programs in Japan

Ageing International

Author: Makigami, K., Pynoos, J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 2002


Analyzes the evolution of home modification support programs for community-dwelling frail older adults in Japan from an historical perspective. Explains Japan-specific issues that relate to home modifications. Discusses the early history of local home modification programs and their operation. Analyzes the context of the inclusion of home modification programs as a part of the newly implemented National Long Term Care Insurance System. Presents lessons learned from the history of Japanese home modification programs and discusses future considerations.

Further Details

Full Title: Ageing International
Pages: 95-112
Volume: 27
Issue: 3
Accession Number: December, 2010
Research Notes: Electronic copy added 02/09/2013
Keywords: Asiaoldermodification
Reads: 218