Staying Put: Adapting the Places Instead of the People

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Fifteen essays explore the desire of people 60 and over who wish to remain in their own homes rather than move to retirement communities, senior citizen housing, or purpose-built residences for the handicapped. Also examined is the need for a national effort to better use the resources represented by these homes (thereby making it feasible for the elderly to continue living in them) and the ways in which this can be achieved. Sections include reframing housing adaptations, the users' perspectives, implementing housing adaptation programs, and housing adaptation policy. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780895031334
  • Publisher: Baywood Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/1/1996
  • Series: Society and Aging Series
  • Pages: 295
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction: Staying Put 1
Ch. 2 Living at Home: The Convergence of Aging and Disability 25
Ch. 3 Design Directives in Home Adaptation 41
Ch. 4 Technology and Home Adaptations 55
Ch. 5 The Elderly Consumer's Decision to Accept or Reject Home Adaptations: Issues and Perspectives 79
Ch. 6 The Importance of a Consumer Perspective in Home Adaptation of Alzheimer's Households 91
Ch. 7 Individualizing Home Modification Recommendations to Facilitate Performance of Routine Activities 113
Ch. 8 The Effects of Income on Home Modification: Can They Afford to Stay Put? 149
Ch. 9 The Delivery of Home Modification and Repair Services 171
Ch. 10 Establishing Home Modification, Maintenance, and Repair Programs in Community-Based Agencies 193
Ch. 11 Adapting Subsidized Housing: The Experience of the Supportive Services Program in Senior Housing 207
Ch. 12 Fostering Adaptive Housing: An Overview of Funding Sources, Laws, and Policies 223
Ch. 13 Implications of the 1988 Fair Housing Act for the Frail Elderly 237
Ch. 14 Research, Policy, and Practice in Housing Adaptation: Future Directions 253
Epilogue: Report on the First National Invitational Conference on Home Modification 263
Contributors 273
Index 279
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