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Residential choices and experiences of older adults : pathways to life quality
Krout, John A.
Publication Information:
New York : Springer, [2003]

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xxiv, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Sect. 1, Introduction -- Sect. 2, Housing decision making, satisfaction, and adaptation -- Residential relocation / John A. Krout, Heidi Holmes, Mary Ann Erickson, and Sarah Wolle -- Housing satisfaction : design lessons from the community / Paul E. Eshelman, Gary W. Evans, and Shinobu Utamura -- Sect. 3, Role identities and social participation -- Roles, identities, and residence : continuity and change in later adulthood / Phyllis Moen, Donna Dempster-McClain, Mary Ann Erickson, and Alice Boyce -- Social participation and integration / Mary Ann Erickson and Phyllis Moen -- Sec. 4, Service utilization, health, and well-being -- Housing, health, and disability / Heidi Holmes, Katherine Beissner, Kelly Welsh, and John A. Krout -- Utilization of community-based services / Heidi Holmes, John A. Krout, and Sarah Wolle -- Sect. 5, Well-being and adjustment -- Residential differences in life stress and perceived health / Elaine Wethington -- Continuity and change in subjective well-being / Alice Boyce, Elaine Wethington, and Phyllis Moen -- Sect. 6, Conclusion -- Lessons for providers and consumers / JOhn A. Krout and Karl Pillemer -- Summary and conclusions / Elaine Wethington and John A. Krout.
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Based on the Pathways to Life Quality longitudinal research study, this book explores the ways in which older adults' residential choices impact their health and well-being. The study examines the factors associated with life quality for persons living on their own in the local community, as well as those in various housing arrangements such as a continuing care retirement facility, adult home, income-subsidized housing, and senior apartments. Topics include plans and adjustment to moving; role identities; social relationships, participation, and integration; health and activity patterns; and coping with life events.

Table of Contents

John A. Krout and Elaine WethingtonJohn A. Krout and Heidi Holmes and Mary Ann Erickson and Sarah WollePaul E. Eshelman and Gary W. Evans and Shinobu UtamuraPhyllis Moen and Donna Dempster-McClain and Mary Ann Erickson and Alice BoyceMary Ann Erickson and Phyllis MoenHeidi Holmes and Katherine Beissner and Kelly Welsh and John A. KroutHeidi Holmes and John A. Krout and Sarah WolleElaine WethingtonAlice Boyce and Elaine Wethington and Phyllis MoenJohn A. Krout and Karl PillemerElaine Wethington and John A. Krout
Contributorsp. ix
Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xxiii
Section 1 Introduction
Chapter 1 Introductionp. 3
Section 2 Housing Decision Making, Satisfaction, and Adaptation
Chapter 2 Residential Relocationp. 27
Chapter 3 Housing Satisfaction: Design Lessons from the Communityp. 49
Section 3 Role Identities and Social Participation
Chapter 4 Roles, Identities, and Residence: Continuity and Changes in Later Adulthoodp. 71
Chapter 5 Social Participation and Integrationp. 93
Section 4 Service Utilization, Health, and Well-Being
Chapter 6 Housing, Health, and Disabilityp. 117
Chapter 7 Utilization of Community-Based Servicesp. 135
Section 5 Well-Being and Adjustment
Chapter 8 Residential Differences in Life Stress and Perceived Healthp. 157
Chapter 9 Continuity and Change in Subjective Well-Beingp. 177
Section 6 Conclusion
Chapter 10 Lessons for Providers and Consumersp. 197
Chapter 11 Summary and Conclusionsp. 211
Indexp. 225