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Assessing the adaptability of the existing homes of older people

Lansley, P., Flanagan, S., Goodacre, K., Turner-Smith, A. and Cowan, D. (2005) Assessing the adaptability of the existing homes of older people. Building and Environment, 40 (7). pp. 949-963. ISSN 0360-1323

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2004.09.011

Abstract/Summary

A rapidly growing number of older people wish to remain in their existing homes for as long as possible, in many cases leading to the need for adaptations. The extent of the adaptations required is influenced by the nature of the individual's impairments and by the design of their property. An approach to understanding the impact of the needs of older people on adaptation requirements based on the development of standard User Profiles and Mobility Profiles is presented together with an analysis of a varied set of 82 properties selected from across the UK.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Construction Management and Engineering > Healthcare Infrastructure
ID Code:12213
Uncontrolled Keywords:older people, user needs, mobility, housing, adaptations, costs

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