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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, 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, 34 (2). pp. 210-231. ISSN 2689-2618. E-ISSN 2689-2626. (doi:10.1080/26892618.2020.1743513) (KAR id:80776)

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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: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/26892618.2020.1743513
Uncontrolled keywords: Home modification/adaptation; global issue; coordinated services; financial impact; sustainable housing; workforce development
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Personal Social Services Research Unit
Depositing User: Robin Darton
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2020 14:26 UTC
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2020 10:20 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/80776 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Peace, Sheila: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3293-8082
Darton, Robin: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8242-790X
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