Aging in place in late life: theory, methodology, and intervention

Editorial: This special issue focuses on aging in place in late life. Aging in place is about being able to continue living in one’s own home or neighborhood and to adapt to changing needs and conditions. It is of high c
Editorial: This special issue focuses on aging in place in late life. Aging in place is about being able to continue living in one’s own home or neighborhood and to adapt to changing needs and conditions. It is of high concern due to the increasing number of old and very old people in all societies and challenges researchers, practitioners, and policy makers in many societal and scientific areas and disciplines. We invited authors to contribute original research papers as well as conceptually driven review papers that would stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the different aspects of aging in place in late life. The papers that were submitted came from very diverse disciplines, such as sociology, psychology, occupational therapy, nursing, architecture, public planning, and social work. Given the number and diversity of papers submitted, we can conclude that aging in place is an important concern throughout the world and that different kinds of measures are taken to come up with local, national, and international solutions that enhance aging in place. It remains a very complex issue that needs and deserves to be investigated from many different perspectives and assessed by means of different methodological origin, covering qualitative and quantitative measures, as well as mixed-method approaches. Subsequently, the selection of papers presented in this issue only sheds light on some aspects of sociophysical person-environment exchange as people age, contributing to the ongoing discussion in the field of environmental gerontology...
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Author:Agneta Malmgren Fänge, Frank Oswald, Lindy Clemson
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-250157
DOI:http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1155/2012/547562
ISSN:2090-2212
Pubmed Id:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=22619718
Parent Title (English):Journal of aging research
Publisher:Sage-Hindawi
Place of publication:London [u.a.]
Document Type:Article
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2012/04/26
Date of first Publication:2012/04/26
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/06/04
Volume:Volume 2012 (2012)
Issue:Article ID 547562
Pagenumber:2
First Page:1
Last Page:2
Institutes:Erziehungswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:610 Medizin und Gesundheit
Sammlungen:Universitätspublikationen
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0

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