It's Complicated—But Doable: The Right Supports Can Enable Elders with Complex Conditions to Successfully Age in Community
Aging at home and in one's community poses unique challenges for older adults with multiple chronic conditions and functional difficulties. Addressing the needs of this complex group and creating supportive living environments are essential to improving quality of life and reducing the personal and societal expenditures of this growing segment of the aging population. This article discusses theoretical frameworks for understanding the interplay between intrinsic personal and external environmental factors that impinge on aging in place, and identifies evidence-informed supportive strategies with the potential to address their daily living needs.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 2013
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