Social Science

Aging in Place

Author: Leon A Pastalan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 130

View: 585

In this highly practical volume, the contributing authors explore some of the dimensions associated with aging in place. There are increasing numbers of older Americans who are faced with fundamental changes in their economic circumstances, health, and marital status which have an impact on their ability to age in place. Without the necessary supports many may have no other choice but to be prematurely or inappropriately placed in costly health care facilities or be forced to move into unfamiliar, less safe, less satisfactory housing environments. Aging in Place explores some of the dimensions associated with aging in place and informs readers about unmet needs and available living options for elderly persons. Experts discuss a number of crucial factors regarding the availability of social supports and the impact it has on the independence of the elderly, specifically their living arrangements. They address the issue of control and how access to social contact and real choices about services and facilities increases independence among the elderly; congregate housing as an alternative to nursing care for those elderly too frail for less supportive housing; discharge policies concerning frailty in senior living arrangements; and the lack of a full range of services in many alleged full service communities.
Architecture

Residential Design for Aging In Place

Author: Drue Lawlor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 272

View: 999

Consult Residential Design for Aging In Place, the key reference for designing homes for aging people, if you seek to understand how to create effective spaces for the elderly. Interior designers, architects, and homebuilders are increasingly asked by clients to design homes to allow for adaptation over time, and this is the definitive guide, endorsed by the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Find case study examples of good design solutions for designing for aging in place from two authors who are highly respected fellows of the ASID.
Business & Economics

How to Age in Place

Author: Mary A. Languirand, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 139

The first authoritative and comprehensive guide to "aging in place"--a burgeoning movement for those who don't want to rely on assisted living or nursing home care--which allows seniors to spend their later years living comfortably, independently, and in their own home or community. For millions of Americans, living in a nursing home or assisted living facility is not how they’d prefer to spend their retirement years. This is why more and more people are choosing to “age in place.” In this empowering and indispensable book, clinical psychologists and aging specialists Mary Languirand and Robert Bornstein teach readers how, with planning and foresight, they can age with dignity and comfort in the place of their own choosing. How to Age in Place offers useful, actionable advice on financial planning; making your home physically safe; getting around; obtaining necessary services; keeping a healthy mind, body, and spirit; and post-retirement employment. A necessary resource for seniors, their adult children, and eldercare professionals, How to Age in Place is both a practical roadmap and inspirational guide for the millions of seniors who want to make their own decisions and age well.
Social Science

Aging in Place

Author: Leon A. Pastalan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 130

View: 139

In this highly practical volume, the contributing authors explore some of the dimensions associated with aging in place. There are increasing numbers of older Americans who are faced with fundamental changes in their economic circumstances, health, and marital status which have an impact on their ability to age in place. Without the necessary supports many may have no other choice but to be prematurely or inappropriately placed in costly health care facilities or be forced to move into unfamiliar, less safe, less satisfactory housing environments. Aging in Place explores some of the dimensions associated with aging in place and informs readers about unmet needs and available living options for elderly persons. Experts discuss a number of crucial factors regarding the availability of social supports and the impact it has on the independence of the elderly, specifically their living arrangements. They address the issue of control and how access to social contact and real choices about services and facilities increases independence among the elderly; congregate housing as an alternative to nursing care for those elderly too frail for less supportive housing; discharge policies concerning frailty in senior living arrangements; and the lack of a full range of services in many alleged full service communities.
Political Science

The Paradox of Aging in Place in Assisted Living

Author: Jacquelyn Beth Frank

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

View: 779

The first participant-observation fieldwork on assisted living, based on an in-depth study of two assisted living settings and giving the viewpoints of both administrators and residents.
Social Science

Aging in Place with Dignity

Author: Leonard Heumann

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

View: 161

Analyzes programs in industrialized countries which keep frail and low-income elderly in their communities with proper support systems.
Psychology

Aging in Place

Author: James J Callahan Jr

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 142

View: 714

"Aging in place" is among the newer terms to be included along with "senior citizen," "golden agers," and others in the lexicon of gerontology. Since aging is a lifelong process and each of us occupies three-dimensional space, we are, of course, always aging in place, but two factors have caused aging in place to emerge as a salient concern for gerontological policy makers. The first is the explosive growth of homeownership after World War II, the other is the perception that thousands of older people have been flowing into nursing homes unnecessarily when they can and should remain in their own home or apartment.
Creative writing

Aging in Place

Author: Lorraine Mesagna

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Creative writing

Page: 73

View: 356

Social Science

Aging in Place

Author: David Tilson

Publisher: Scott Foresman & Company

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 315

View: 516

Older people

Aging in Place

Author: United States. Congress. House. Select Committee on Aging. Subcommittee on Housing and Consumer Interests

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Older people

Page: 72

View: 440

Self-Help

Aging in Place

Author: Donna Christner-Lile

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 76

View: 347

Do you want to live in your home forever and not worry about your health or your age?Aging in Placeis the perfect resource, offering complete instructions for the safe and healthy way to successfully make that happen. Whether you are a senior citizen who faces the prospect of moving out of your home, an adult who wants to avoid this happening in the future, or a senior adult caregiver, this book is for you. Aging in Place offers assistance in: • Questions to ask your doctor to prepare for your life at home • Building your support system for a peaceful future • A home-safety checklist • Financial issues to consider • And more As aging-in-place concerns become a priority for seniors, useful and accessible information is essential for a healthy and smart transition. This book is an excellent self-assessment, with tips on working with family and local social services for elders. Aging In Place is your reference manual for successfully living at home forever.
Family & Relationships

Aging in Place

Author: Ellen D Taira

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 162

View: 388

Provide a comfortable living environment for the aging! Aging in Place: Designing, Adapting, and Enhancing the Home Environment gives you a complete examination of current trends in adaptive home designs for older adults. As a therapist, designer, architect, builder, home planner, social worker, community organizer, or gerontologist, Aging in Place will show you innovative home designs and studies for creating environments that offer optimal living for aging adults. Complete with diagrams, floor plans, and tables, Aging in Place helps you to improve the quality of life for the elderly by offering them state-of-the-art designs that encourage independence and dignity. This unique and exciting book covers topics such as universal design which strives to create everyday environments and products like door handles and light switches that are usable by all people to the greatest extent possible, regardless of age or ability. Aging in Place will also show you how to: use follow-up visits by occupational therapists to ensure successful use of home modifications create environments that are helpful for vision rehabilitation by using controlled lighting and color schemes evaluate the quality of life for elderly people living in personal dwellings, specialized housing, and nursing homes explore architectural barriers and the uses of helping devices for elderly people examine research critiques of adaptive toilet equipment investigate modifications that have been made in homes for the elderly in India analyze ways in which elderly people have changed their homes to make the telephone more accessible Aging in Place is a complete guide to understanding the needs and latest trends in optimizing the living space of elderly persons. The book gives you access to several studies on elderly people's environmental needs and preferences in regard to modifications in personal and public dwellings. This information will assist you with better serving the elderly by helping them live more independently.
Architecture

Aging in the Right Place

Author: Stephen M. Golant

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

View: 754

"If there's one place to go for everything you need to know about housing and aging, it's Stephen Golant. He brings a lifetime of deep scholarly knowledge to this book."-- Harry Moody, Ph.D., Retired Vice President, AARP"[provides] deep knowledge about the great variety of places in which elders can thrive no matter their limitations."--David J. Ekerdt, Ph.D., Director, Gerontology Center, Professor of Sociology, University of KansasEncouraging new ways to look at the question of how to grow old successfully, this book explores many pathways to thriving in old age, ranging from aging in place to moving to housing and care settings specially tailored to match a person's lifestyle and vulnerabilities. At the heart of it all is a deep discussion of the impact of residential settings on physical and mental well-being.Using his theoretical model of residential normalcy, Dr. Stephen Golant helps readers understand the variables affecting older people who are trying to find the optimal place to live and experience maximum well-being, comfort, independence, and life satisfaction amidst changes in their health and personal circumstances.Expansive in its coverage, the book examines all types of housing options and everything from the current role of family assistance and private sector initiatives to government programs as well as potential smart home technologies and innovative housing, planning, and long-term care solutions.Aging in the Right Place paints a vibrant picture of the diverse experiences of today's older adults and abounds with engaging and illustrative case studies, opinions, stories, and quotes. It is an essential text for professionals, service providers, and academics in the fields of gerontology, long-term care, healthcare, public service, and housing and urban planning. It will also inform elders themselves about their many choices.
Family & Relationships

Aging in Place

Author: Ellen D Taira

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 162

View: 495

Provide a comfortable living environment for the aging! Aging in Place: Designing, Adapting, and Enhancing the Home Environment gives you a complete examination of current trends in adaptive home designs for older adults. As a therapist, designer, architect, builder, home planner, social worker, community organizer, or gerontologist, Aging in Place will show you innovative home designs and studies for creating environments that offer optimal living for aging adults. Complete with diagrams, floor plans, and tables, Aging in Place helps you to improve the quality of life for the elderly by offering them state-of-the-art designs that encourage independence and dignity. This unique and exciting book covers topics such as universal design which strives to create everyday environments and products like door handles and light switches that are usable by all people to the greatest extent possible, regardless of age or ability. Aging in Place will also show you how to: use follow-up visits by occupational therapists to ensure successful use of home modifications create environments that are helpful for vision rehabilitation by using controlled lighting and color schemes evaluate the quality of life for elderly people living in personal dwellings, specialized housing, and nursing homes explore architectural barriers and the uses of helping devices for elderly people examine research critiques of adaptive toilet equipment investigate modifications that have been made in homes for the elderly in India analyze ways in which elderly people have changed their homes to make the telephone more accessible Aging in Place is a complete guide to understanding the needs and latest trends in optimizing the living space of elderly persons. The book gives you access to several studies on elderly people's environmental needs and preferences in regard to modifications in personal and public dwellings. This information will assist you with better serving the elderly by helping them live more independently.
Older people

Is "aging in Place" a Blueprint for the Future?

Author: Peter A. Morrison

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Older people

Page: 14

View: 489

Aging in place (AIP) is one of the ways older persons become concentrated in communities and neighborhoods over time. The author examines AIP as a subject of potential policy interest that is ripe for interdisciplinary study using newly released 1990 census data. He offers an initial glimpse of what these data can show and then poses broad policy questions and outlines an agenda of interdisciplinary research to answer them. As AIP becomes more prevalent and widespread at local scales, significant numbers of older inhabitants will be staying put, living independently as long as they can. Future elderly aging in place will express needs in place. Their needs will be met either through expenditures in other places (e.g., retirement and nursing homes) where many of today's elderly now live out their dependent years. The latter options are one approach to achieving economies of scale. AIP poses a challenge for the nation to devise additional possibilities and, through research, to identify where in space those possibilities might become feasible in the future.
Family & Relationships

Rural Aging in 21st Century America

Author: Nina Glasgow

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 384

View: 472

This book investigates sociological, demographic and geographic aspects of aging in rural and nonmetropolitan areas of the United States. Population aging is one of the most important trends of the 20th and 21st centuries, and it is occurring worldwide, especially in more developed countries such as the United States. Population aging is more rapid in rural than urban areas of the U.S. In 2010, 15 percent of the nonmetropolitan compared to 12 percent of the metropolitan population were 65 years of age and older. By definition rural communities have smaller sized populations, and more limited healthcare, transportation and other aging-relevant services than do urban areas. It is thus especially important to study and understand aging in rural environments. Rural Aging in 21st Century America contributes evidence-based, policy-relevant information on rural aging in the U.S. A primary objective of the book is to improve understanding of what makes the experience of rural aging different from aging in urban areas and to increase understanding of the aged change the nature of rural places. The book addresses unique features of rural aging across economic, racial/ethnic, migration and other structures and patterns, all with a focus on debunking myths about rural aging and to emphasize opportunities and challenges that rural places and older people experience.

Aging in Place Under the Redevelopment of Public Housing Estate in Hong Kong

Author: Ho-Wai Chan

Publisher: Open Dissertation Press

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 929

This dissertation, ""Aging in Place" Under the Redevelopment of Public Housing Estate in Hong Kong" by Ho-wai, Chan, 陳浩維, was obtained from The University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong) and is being sold pursuant to Creative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License. The content of this dissertation has not been altered in any way. We have altered the formatting in order to facilitate the ease of printing and reading of the dissertation. All rights not granted by the above license are retained by the author. Abstract: Since the growing aging population in Hong Kong and most of the elderly living under various public housing estates. Over the years, public housing program in Hong Kong have been expanding and now provides residence to a significant elder people in Hong Kong. For aged public housing estates which accommodate the majority of the elderly with inadequate facilities both in interior unit and in exterior to meet their daily needs while their physical capability deteriorating. Therefore, "Aging in place" become the better housing option for elder people to maintain the greater autonomy and be less dependent on other sources of assistance with adequate supportive services and facilities. Under this circumstance, elder people prefer to reside in the community or place which they have a strong sense of attachment and familiarize with. However, the redevelopment projects for the aged public housing estates pose a considerable threat to implement the "Aging in place" because this change the living environment for the elderly and relocation to other living places may not be able to accommodate the elderly needs for social connection. Therefore, we need to examine and assess the applicability of "Aging in place" under the redevelopment of public housing estates Through the literature review, "Aging in place" is defined to promote one's ability to live in their current residence safely, comfortably and independently without moving. Also, this study is to investigate the concept of "Aging in place" has been used in planning and design stages of a public housing estate. In this regard, Pak Tin estate was used as case study. The findings showed that there were two blocks built as Senior Housing with standardized facilities and design to meet the housing needs for the elderly. The rest of the general public housing blocks did carry out the concept of "Universal Design" in communal area to assist the elderly in daily living. In future planning, demand a holistic approach among the concerned bureaux and departments in planning. The concept of "Aging in place" has been achieved in Pak Tin estate is assessed through conducting in-depth interview with elder people and stakeholders in Pak Tin estate. The findings showed that Senior Housing blocks are not popular with elder people because the interior design approaches of the unit cannot meet the housing needs for the elderly. While the general public housing in interior design is relatively acceptable to the elder resident upon modification of the unit and introduce the concept of "Universal Design" in the unit. The District and Community facilities are sufficient to assist the elder people in daily living and sometimes required to access other districts for necessary services which not available in the District. The improvement measures should be drawn to enhance accessible fitness facilities, offer various health services in the estate and district. For the community support service and social connection, the service provider is the Non-profit making organization which funded by the government. These NGOs offered the supportive services are praised by the elder resident to "Aging in place" and stay in the community. The attention should be drawn to cater for elder peope's needs for social activities in planning and design of "Open spaces" and thus strengthen the neighborhood support. After consolidation and analysis of i...