HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Older people and their homes

Older people are just as strategic and inventive as younger people when it comes to recognising their options for how and where to live, according to new research funded by the ESRC as part of its Growing Older Programme.

As circumstances change, older people carefully gauge what no longer works well for them and make the necessary changes because they are determined to remain engaged in society, says a team led by Dr Sheila Peace of the Open University.

Rather than 'quality of life', the new study speaks of a 'life of quality'. By considering which aspects of their environment are important to them, older people are able to match their needs and wishes closely enough to allow an acceptable level of comfort and flexibility in everyday living.

The study involved groups of older people living in urban and rural areas and in a wide range of settings, from high-rise flats to residential care homes.

For most older people, the home environment is the key location for everyday life. Homes and neighbourhoods are full of personal and social meaning and they affect continuing independence and well-being, says the study.

The research looked at the connection between living environments and how people are able to maintain their identity and well-being, either in ordinary housing or in accommodation specially provided for older people. Dr Peace said: "Our work shows how people often put off the most radical decisions about changing where they live until faced with a crisis.

"For instance, we spoke to a man who had been mugged and treated in hospital. He was then faced with a period of rehabilitation at a residential care home. This experience showed him that he definitely did not want to live in a care home, but he could see the difficulties he would face in his own home. He really needed to know what his housing options were.

"Another man, whose wife found it very difficult to live in their home after a stroke, used his
'"/>

Contact: Anna Hinds
anna.hinds@esrc.ac.uk
01793-413122
Economic & Social Research Council
24-Jul-2003


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Older women can benefit from chemotherapy to treat breast cancer
2. Older doctors less likely to follow current standards of care
3. Older people get the big picture faster, and they are less inhibited
4. Older people with the Alzheimers gene find it harder to remember to remember even if healthy
5. Older patients with chronic kidney disease are costly as they transition to dialysis
6. Older patients less likely to receive care in the ICU
7. Older people recover from disabling events at higher rate than previously thought
8. Older people lose out all round in breast cancer treatment and care
9. Older patients need special attention in the dental chair
10. Older prostate cancer patients may face age bias
11. Older age of male partners makes young women more susceptible to HIV-1 infection

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Older people and their homes

(Date:10/30/2014)... October 30, 2014—(BRONX, NY)—Investigators at Albert Einstein ... and Montefiore Medical Center will present their ... America,s (GSA) 67th Annual Scientific Meeting. Topics include ... survival, risk factors for cognitive impairment and the ... place November 5-9, 2014 in Washington, D.C., "Einstein-Montefiore ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... developed by NIH grantees predicts that women must take ... via vaginal sex, whereas just two doses per week ... This finding helps explain why two large clinical trials ... to show efficacy. Participants in the VOICE ... (another antiretroviral) for HIV prevention were counseled to take ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 High ... exclusive concepts in the medical-grade skin care domain: ... development of uniquely potent topical dermatological products, today ... ( http://www.RefinitySkinScience.com ) with patented COSMEDERM®-7 anti-irritant technology. ... acid concentrations (50% and 70%) and a low ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... HealthDay Reporter , WEDNESDAY, Oct. 29, ... prostate cancer who also have certain heart problems may increase ... study suggests. , , The therapy in question is called androgen ... levels of male hormones to prevent the growth of cancer ... this hormone therapy was linked to triple the risk of ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 Horse ... therapeutic horseback riding to special needs individuals in the ... on Saturday, November 15 from 10-2:00 p.m. at Bailey's ... is open to the public and is designed to ... , Admission to the HSS Round-Up is free. Ticket ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Einstein-Montefiore investigators present aging research at Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting 2Health News:Einstein-Montefiore investigators present aging research at Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting 3Health News:Einstein-Montefiore investigators present aging research at Gerontological Society of America's Annual Scientific Meeting 4Health News:Model by NIH grantees explains why HIV prevention dosing differs by sex 2Health News:Cosmederm Redefines Peel Science Standard with Launch of Refinity® Skin Health System 2Health News:Cosmederm Redefines Peel Science Standard with Launch of Refinity® Skin Health System 3Health News:Cosmederm Redefines Peel Science Standard with Launch of Refinity® Skin Health System 4Health News:Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients 2Health News:Hormone Therapy May Up Heart-Related Deaths in Some Prostate Cancer Patients 3Health News:Horse Sense & Sensitivity, Jacksonville Non-profit, To Hold 2nd Annual Round-Up 2
(Date:10/30/2014)... Oct. 30, 2014 CVS Health (NYSE: ... affiliations with three leading regional health systems to enhance access ... health systems include Baptist Health System in Alabama ... Commonwealth Health in Pennsylvania , Northwest Medical ... , and Tennova Healthcare in Tennessee ; ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... , Oct. 30, 2014   BioLife Solutions , ... manufacturer and marketer of proprietary clinical grade hypothermic ... precision thermal shipping products for cells and ... 2014 financial results will be released on Thursday, November ... conference call and live webcast at 1:30 p.m. PST ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... October 30, 2014 , ... LGG contribuye a adquirir tolerancia a la proteína ... la proteína de la leche de la vaca (APLV) ... infancia. Hasta ahora, la APLV se trataba eliminando ... ha demostrado que es posible adquirir tolerancia oral ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CVS Health Announces New Clinical Affiliations with Leading Regional Health Systems 2CVS Health Announces New Clinical Affiliations with Leading Regional Health Systems 3CVS Health Announces New Clinical Affiliations with Leading Regional Health Systems 4BioLife Solutions to Report Financial Results for Third Quarter 2014 and Provide Business Update on November 6, 2014 2Según expertos reunidos en el Simposio Allergy Day 2Según expertos reunidos en el Simposio Allergy Day 3
Cached News: