Exploring the housing needs of older people in standard and sheltered social housing

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dc.contributor.author Fox, Siobhán
dc.contributor.author Kenny, Lorna
dc.contributor.author Day, Mary Rose
dc.contributor.author O'Connell, Cathal
dc.contributor.author Finnerty, Joe
dc.contributor.author Timmons, Suzanne
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-08T13:42:27Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-08T13:42:27Z
dc.date.issued 2017-04-10
dc.identifier.citation Fox, S., Kenny, L., Day, M. R., O’Connell, C., Finnerty, J. and Timmons, S. (2017) 'Exploring the Housing Needs of Older People in Standard and Sheltered Social Housing', Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 3, 2333721417702349. doi:10.1177/2333721417702349 en
dc.identifier.volume 3 en
dc.identifier.startpage 2333721417702349-1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 2333721417702349-14 en
dc.identifier.issn 2333-7214
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3929
dc.identifier.doi 10.1177/2333721417702349
dc.description.abstract Objective: Our home can have a major impact on our physical and mental health; this is particularly true for older people who may spend more time at home. Older people in social (i.e., public) housing are particularly vulnerable. Housing options for older people in social housing include standard design dwellings or specially designed “sheltered housing.” The most suitable housing model should be identified, with older people consulted in this process. Method: Survey of older people (aged ≥60) living in standard or sheltered social housing. Data were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics in SPSS Version 22. Results: Overall, 380 surveys were returned (response rate = 47.2%). All older people had similar housing needs. Those in sheltered housing were more satisfied with the physical home design and reported more positive outcomes. Older people in standard housing were less likely to have necessary adaptations to facilitate aging-in-place. Discussion: Older people in standard housing reported more disability/illnesses, are worried about the future, and felt less safe at home. However, few wanted to move, and very few viewed sheltered housing as an alternative, suggesting limited knowledge about their housing options. Future social housing designs should be flexible, that is, adaptable to the needs of the tenants over time. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Sage Publications en
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2017. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 License (http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits non-commercial use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage). en
dc.rights.uri http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/ en
dc.subject Social housing en
dc.subject Sheltered housing en
dc.subject Assisted living en
dc.subject Older people en
dc.subject Survey en
dc.title Exploring the housing needs of older people in standard and sheltered social housing en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Siobhan Fox, Clinical Gerontology & Rehabilitation, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: s.fox@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2017-05-08T13:35:56Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.contributor.funder Clúid Housing Association, Ireland en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Gerontology And Geriatric Medicine en
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