Enablers and Barriers in the Physical Environment of Care for Older People in Ordinary Housing: A Scoping Review
Review article, 2020

Our aim was to explore enablers and barriers in ordinary housing for older people in care. We systematically searched Scopus, Web of Science, and Google Scholar for relevant published research and gray material. The search resulted in a final sample of eight publications, four of which focused on accessibility for older people with dementia. Thematic analysis resulted in two themes: safety and accessibility. Future studies should focus on modifications to ordinary housing to achieve safe and comfortable environments for people who want to age in place and those who provide them with care.

older person

Homecare

architecture

home healthcare

design

Author

Cecilia Pettersson

Örebro University

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Inga Malmqvist

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Sten Gromark

Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Building Design

Helle Wijk

University of Gothenburg

Journal of Housing for the Elderly

0276-3893 (ISSN)

Vol. 34 3 332-350

Subject Categories

Information Studies

Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

Gerontology, specialising in Medical and Health Sciences

DOI

10.1080/02763893.2019.1683671

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Latest update

8/25/2020