The impact of housing on quality of life: Does the home environment matter now and into the future?

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Abstract

Along the continuum of living arrangements available in the United States, the home, a long-term private residence that is owned or rented, remains the primary context in which people choose to grow old, even for individuals with significantly compromised health (American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), 1990, 2003; Golant & LaGreca, 1994). As such, with age, the home takes on increasing importance as the principal context for socialization, leisure participation, as well as health care delivery (Binstock, & Cluff, 2000). The home as epicenter, particularly in very old age, is a persistent trend that is expected to increase now and into the future (Wahl & Gitlin, 2003).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Dynamics in Old Age
Subtitle of host publicationIndividual, Environmental and Societal Perspectives
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages105-125
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781351842808
ISBN (Print)0895033224, 9780895033222
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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