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Relationships between housing and healthy aging in very old age.

Authors
  • Oswald, Frank
  • Wahl, Hans-Werner
  • Schilling, Oliver
  • Nygren, Carita
  • Fänge, Agneta
  • Sixsmith, Andrew
  • Sixsmith, Judith
  • Széman, Zsuzsa
  • Tomsone, Signe
  • Iwarsson, Susanne
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Gerontologist
Publication Date
Feb 01, 2007
Volume
47
Issue
1
Pages
96–107
Identifiers
PMID: 17327545
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The findings can widen the perspective when striving for barrier-free building standards, to encompass a holistic approach that takes both objective and perceived aspects of housing into account. Home modification and relocation should not be prescribed, but need to be negotiated with older adults to take into account their personal preferences.

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