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Reflections on Cross-Cultural Comparison of the Impact of Housing Modification/Adaptation* for Supporting Older People at Home: A Discussion

Peace, Sheila and Darton, Robin (2020). Reflections on Cross-Cultural Comparison of the Impact of Housing Modification/Adaptation* for Supporting Older People at Home: A Discussion. Journal of Aging and Environment (Early Access).

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Abstract

Home modification or adaptation is an important global issue, especially for older people living with disabilities in ordinary housing of varying ages, and pre-dating concerns about accessibility in design. Comparisons of research from five developed nations identify common themes: variation in integrated service development; public and private financial investment; deferred health costs; workforce expansion and training; and the value of the user perspective. Further discussion identifies the importance of retrofitting alongside new build, and argues for sustainable housing that recognizes population aging but also issues of climate change and the need for more inclusive design of housing for all ages.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2020 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN: 2689-2626
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Education
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
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Item ID: 70091
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Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2020 08:35
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2020 00:33
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/70091
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