TITLE

Innovative and Complementary Approaches to Aging in Place

AUTHOR(S)
Ballard, Sharon M.; Jenkins, Carol; Savut, N. Yaprak; McKinnon, Walter Hunt; Carroll, Katherine Emma; Escott-Stump, Sylvia
PUB. DATE
April 2011
SOURCE
Journal of Family & Consumer Sciences;Spring2011, Vol. 103 Issue 2, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Projected growth in the older population suggests an increasing demand for supportive services. Older adults' preferences combined with limited private and public resources indicate that aging in place may be the best means for meeting the needs of an aging population. This article describes the need for options that promote aging in place as a viable choice. The authors use an ecosystem approach to providing interventions, including home modifications, nutritional interventions, innovative clothing, and care organization and management that would enhance successful aging in place.
ACCESSION #
65170357

 

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