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Aging at Home: How the Elderly Adjust Their Housing Without Moving

This vital book reports the significant findings of a research project designed to fill the void in the existing knowledge about the incidence of housing adjustments among the elderly and the factors causing them. The sharp increase in the number of elderly in the United States in the years ahead will have profound implications for the housing requirements of all Americans. With great foresight, the authors examine the adjustments the elderly must make in order to remain in the community instead of relocating--changing the use of rooms, modifying the dwelling to facilitate its use by persons with physical impairments, taking in roomers or boarders, and adjusting the amount of repair and improvements to the home. The economic, health, demographic, and social support factors that determine the need for housing adjustments are explored, and statistical modeling of the determinants of each of the housing adjustments studied is also included.

Series Title: 
Author(s): 
Struyk, R.J. and H.M. Katsura
Format: 
Book
Publisher: 
The Haworth Press, Inc.
Physical Description: 
192 p.
Publication Year: 
1988
Edition: 
Call Number: 
EN7.S4

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The Resource Center is a membership library that serves a variety of health professionals, researchers, educators and individuals involved in geriatrics and gerontology research.

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The OGEC Resource Center is part of the Oregon Geriatric Education Center (OGEC). OGEC is a collaboration between Portland State University's Institute on Aging, Oregon Health & Science University, and Oregon State University.

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