By John A. Krout PhD, Elaine Wethington PhD

Based at the Pathways to lifestyles Quality longitudinal examine learn, this e-book explores the ways that older adults' residential offerings impression their wellbeing and fitness and health and wellbeing. The examine examines the standards linked to existence caliber for individuals residing all alone within the local people, in addition to these in quite a few housing preparations resembling a continual care retirement facility, grownup domestic, income-subsidized housing, and senior residences. subject matters comprise plans and adjustment to relocating; position identities; social relationships, participation, and integration; well-being and job styles; and dealing with lifestyles events.

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The second asked What were the important considerations for you in looking for a new residence? The first asks for the general reasons that led respondents to move to the facility, and the other delves into the desired characteristics of their new residence. Both groups were asked these questions prospectively, before they moved, so the responses provide a unique insight into what residents of congregate-living facilities are thinking about and looking for as they plan to move. They also are among the first cohort of individuals moving into both of these new facilities and thus are termed founders.

There is a considerable amount of information about the consequences of moving to nursing homes but very little about the implications of relocating to 30 Housing Decision Making, Satisfaction, and Adaptation other living arrangements. The paucity of literature that does exist indicates that moving late in life has a small but significant negative effect on health (Choi, 1996). Furthermore, those who are forced to move to congregate housing experience more unhappiness, dissatisfaction, anxiety, and declines in health than those who plan to move (Golant, 1991).

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